Bill Could Ban Employers From Requesting Employees' Social Media Passwords
Published October 14th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- Potential employers in Florida may try demand your passwords to see what's on social yout media sites.
That caught the attention of some state lawmakers who filed a bill to protect those accounts.
Senate Bill 198 bans employers from demanding social media passwords and protects employees from losing job opportunities if they don't feel comfortable giving out that personal info.
Director of UF's Career Resource Center, Heather White says, "We're not gonna ask you for that there are some employees and some companies and states that have actually banned this kind of activity."
If passed Florida will join 16 other states that have already passed legislation banning employers from prying through employee accounts.
On Facebook it's now harder to hide while online, developers recently got rid of privacy options that allow you to make your profile unsearchable.
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