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Employee online privacy concerns

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Cheryl Hanna Cheryl Hanna

Laws protecting your online rights continue to lag behind technology advancements.

Currently on both the state and federal level, lawmakers are working on legislation to protect your privacy, but right now those laws are limited. On the Channel 3 News, Cheryl Hanna explained what the lack of privacy laws on the books right now means for Vermont workers.

"Right now there is nothing prohibiting your employer from requesting that you friend them on Facebook or share your Facebook pages with them or your Twitter account with them, particularly if they're concerned about what your public persona is," she says. "But that allows your employer to find out things about you that you may not want to have to share."

At this time, Hanna expects state online privacy laws will come before a sweeping federal ruling.

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