In the wake of last week’s news that a growing number of employers are demanding the social media passwords of prospective hires, The Hill‘s Brendan Sasso reports the practice is receiving attention from the Senate:

Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) on Sunday urged federal authorities to investigate whether employers who ask for their workers’ Facebook passwords are breaking the law.

Both Senators are currently drafting legislation. Last week, Facebook strongly came out against the practice.