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New bill to protect social media privacy from employeers
Bosses looking at your social media accounts?
Kind of a controversial topic....
Is it their right to see what their employees are up to....or is that going too far?
Well Congress thinks it's infringing on your privacy rights and that's why they passed a new bill that will stop bosses from demanding to see your Facebook page.
The battle lines are drawn - lawmakers working to keep your private life - private.
A new bill would make it illegal for employers to require workers to hand over their social media passwords and login information.
It's something that individuals should be able to protect. That's their private lives, that's something that doesn't have to do with their jobs. So that way, their privacy is held in a high regard.
That doesn't really show who we are as people so it shouldn't really affect our job or you know anything that we do outside of the weekends.
That's their personal life. I think that you should separate, you know, people's personal life from work life.
But there is a catch.
Just because we're protecting their privacy doesn't mean that what they put on the internet isn't available to the public.
That means you still need to be careful about the pictures you take. If they're less than flattering, you may want to delete them - since this bill won't stop your employers from checking up on your public posts.
And it won't stop them from going to Google to search for your name.
Regardless, experts say this is a great step.
A lot of social media stuff is very personal. And you know I do it before 8 o'clock and then after 5 so this legislation came into place, which helps protect us a little bit and basically sets that clear border.