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Laws target social media privacy

— But over the past seven or eight months, that request is becoming more and more commonplace in the Capital District, said Morse.

“I’ve been hearing about it … but like everybody else, you hear things,” said Morse. “Then when I was having meetings with people and they were talking about how they don’t think it’s a bad idea I thought, ‘Wow, this is really real and not just happening in other parts of the country,’” said Morse.

Zappia said until formal legislation comes along, with the tough job climate, employees and job seekers should use their best judgment if faced with this conundrum.

“I lean on the side of employees saying I think it’s just overstepping of the employer, but at this point they can request it … and if they don’t comply with that request I’d hate to see someone lose their job over it,” said Zappia.

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