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Social media privacy bill advances in Florida Senate

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The Florida Senate’s committee on Commerce & Tourism has  advanced legislation to prevent companies from asking employees for their Facebook or Twitter passwords. The panel on Monday approved SB 186, sponsored by Lake Worth state Sen. Jeff Clemens, which explicitly prohibits employers from requiring access to the private social media accounts of workers or prospective hires. “The issue is, you’re putting somebody in a very uncomfortable position who is interviewing for a job, and they have a choice of giving you the password or…

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