Proposed bill protects social media privacy

Spencer Smith


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Would you be willing to sacrifice your online privacy for a job?

It’s a decision some people have to make.

But one state senator is trying to change that.

Ohio Senator Charleta Tavares introduced Senate Bill 45, also known as the Social Media Privacy Protection Act.

This would prohibit employers or other agencies from getting access to private social media accounts.

If this bill were to become a law, anyone who breaks the law would have to pay fines and damages under the state civil rights law.

Six states have already passed similar laws.

Contact Spencer Smith at [email protected].