Legislation intended to keep your boss from prying into your social networking activities runs into trouble during a heairng at the Capitol
Legislation intended to keep your boss from prying into your social networking activities runs into trouble during a heairng at the Capitol. Brent Martin has the story.
Supporting the bill is ACLU Nebraska. Alan Peterson tells the Business and Labor Committee you shouldn't have to turn over your private life to get a job. . .
Alan Peterson, ACLU Nebraska; "civil liberty"
Yet, Lynn Rex with the League of Nebraska Municipalities notes the bill doesn't even allow indirect access to social media...but what if a student reports a threat posted on Facebook?
Lynn Rex, League of Nebraska Municipalities; "act on that"
The sponsor says he's willing to make adjustments.
Questions are raised during a legislative hearing as lawmakers consider a bill that would restrict access to employee social network postings.
Chairman of the Business and Labor Committeee, Senator Steve Lathrop of Omaha, points out employers could get in trouble by viewing too much. . .
Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha, chairman, Business and Labor Cmte; "not knowing"
Some at the hearing raised concerns that the bill would keep businesses from adequately addressing real concerns about present or future employees.
Concerns arise during a legislative hearing about a bill that would keep your boss from viewing your social networking posts.
Korby Gilbertson with the Nebraska Realtors Association says the association isn't opposed to the concept. . .
Korby Gilbertson, Nebraska Realtors Association; "for your actions"
Others say that an employee shouldn't have to turn over their personal lives just to get a job.
A bill that would greatly restrict businesses from accessing an employee...or an applicant's social network postings runs into resistance during a legislative hearing.
Sponsor Tyson Larson of O'Neill defends his measure against concerns that a business might need to protect its interest by viewing social network chatter. . .
Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill and Lathrop; "from even lookin'"
Challenging Larson is Business and Labor Committee Chairman Steve Lathrop of Omaha.
Larson pledges to re-work the bill to address concerns raised during the hearing.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)