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Pondering privacy: Clampitt offers take on social media bill

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WFRV, Channel 5 turned to UW-Green Bay Prof. Phil Clampitt Wednesday (Nov. 6), seeking perspective on a social media privacy bill being floated in the state Legislature. The proposal would prohibit employers from accessing the social media accounts of prospective and current employees, something many already are doing. Clampitt asks job applicants what he’d find if he looked them up on social media, he said, but he doesn’t actually look at the accounts. Still, he can understand why some do. “If you represent a particular organization and you have an employee who says ‘I am from that organization,’ ” Clampitt said, “and you’re saying negative things about them and you’re representing as being part of that, that organization has a legitimate right to monitor that.” Full story.

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