Pass the Password Protection Act

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Right now, your boss or school can demand that you hand over your Facebook or email password, and there is nothing you can do to stop them. Some people have even been fired from their jobs for refusing to reveal their passwords! But the US government could be about to take the lead and change all that. 

Wherever we live, these "Give up your password or else" policies are a blatant invasion of our privacy, but there are no explicit laws currently that protect users from this practice. The recent introduction of the Password Protection Act in the US could set a precedent - and is something we should all support. Read our blog for more info on the bill.

All attempts by lawmakers have failed thus far, in part because the internet community has not spoken out. With the Password Protection Act, we now have an opportunity to get the US to set a national and international standard for safeguarding our online identities.

Sign the Access petition to the right, calling for the immediate passage of the Password Protection Act, and we'll deliver your signatures to Congress before they vote on the bill.

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Dear members of the US Congress,

Passwords belong to us, not to our jobs or schools. No one should be able to force us to turn over our passwords. We urge you to set a precedent for the world and pass the Password Protection Act to protect our privacy online.

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