Social Media Privacy Bill Clears 1st Hurdle In Fla. Senate

Law360, Miami (February 18, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- A bill protecting workers' and job candidates' social media account passwords passed its first hurdle in the Florida Senate on Monday, but it faces opposition from the business community as it makes its way though the state Legislature.

The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee signed off on SB 198 in a 7-2 vote Monday despite protests from business groups who said the bill could open businesses up to spurious litigation and hamper investigations into sexual harassment allegations or trade secrets theft.

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