Fla. Bill Bars Employers' Social Media Password Requests

Law360, New York (October 07, 2013, 9:46 PM ET) -- Florida could join a growing collection of states that protect workers' and job candidates' social media account information under a bill recently filed in the state Senate.

Employers looking to inspect their employees' or prospective employees' Facebook and Twitter accounts would have to stick to what is publicly available according to S.B. 198, filed Sept. 25 by Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth.

Florida follows at least 36 states that had introduced similar legislation as of Sept. 12, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That includes...
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