This is good news indeed (if it passes). Your potential employer cannot inquire about your religious or political inclinations so why should they have unfettered access to a place that contains that (and much more) personal information?
The Social Networking Online Protection Act, introduced by Democratic Reps. Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), would prohibit current or potential employers from demanding a username or password to a social networking account.
The restriction would also apply to colleges, universities and schools.
Although several lawmakers, including Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), have been drafting legislation to ban the practice, Engel and Schakowsky are the first to introduce a bill.
(via The Hill)