Amid rising concern over the collection of personal data, Florida lawmakers are considering steps to protect job seekers and school kids in what many say is a better-late-than-never push to protect privacy in the digital age.
News reports about the surveillance reach of the National Security Agency have fueled the effort, sponsors of the measures say.
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Privacy legislation proposed in the Florida Legislature
- Social media (SB 198): Legislation by Sen. Jeff Clemens would prohibit employers from demanding that employees share with them passwords to social media sites.
- Student data (SB 188): A measure by Sen. Dorothy Hukill would require school districts to develop policies for using biometric data obtained from students.
- Student tracking (SB 232): Also by Hukill, would prohibit school districts from using biometrics to track students.
Source: The Florida Legislature