A new bill in Tallahassee aims at making sure your private life is your business – and not your boss's.
The new legislation, SB 198, would ban employers from demanding social media user names and passwords from their staff.
Right now, that practice is perfectly legal in Florida, and bosses can fire workers who don't cooperate. The bill would ban that outright.
The sponsors of the law say people ought to have the right to vent about their boss or annoying co-workers on Facebook and Twitter without fear of being spied on or fired.
However, others say the
law is necessary. Some business owners say they need access to those accounts
for sexual harassment cases and other legal situations.
Also at issue here: which accounts they should be allowed to see.
Most agree work-associated accounts are fair game, but personal profiles are not.