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Of -- privacy and security concerns.
News democratic congressman Eliot -- cosponsored a bill that bans potential employers.
From asking applicants for the username and password constant embassy in the -- thank you good to be here -- -- You're concerned that this is a very intrusion on -- pretty.
-- and improved it's intrusion of privacy if so an employer says to someone unless you give me your personal passwords so I can go on line and look everything up in value.
I'm not going to -- you and I don't think that's a -- privacy that people should be forced to it to give up.
-- I have nothing against -- one going online and looking up anybody that some wants to put information up there on FaceBook I have no.
Problem with that people can control how much piracy they want on on FaceBook but I do have problems with as a bottom line in terms of getting the job you have to give up your password or things like that I don't think that's right.
Not not sink under siege condone what employers might or might not asked what would shouldn't you be devoting your time to just making sure they hire people.
Well I'm a multifaceted I think we can do both I think we are not doing that the well hiring part they're not doing that and -- well I think congress needs to to get its act together and try to would do things on a bipartisan basis of the week with the -- -- -- -- orders certainly is that but.
You guys don't like -- they're they're addicted to the president democratic leaders are just so.
Don't like employers and anytime you can find a case where it will severe intruded on privacy and hear your group certain you grounds -- that's the key to say the least.
You'll pounce on that snow I don't think one -- has anything to do with another and I -- love employers until I was a sit on the wanna get started to show you could not have been alternate views -- A more in hospitable environment well I I.
I just think and it's not only employers by the way it's it's universities.
And they sometimes do this to allow people to serve on sports teams.
They want to know personal information about them.
I think the right to privacy is very important and by the way some of my Republican colleagues I'm sure agree with me like -- Long's -- gonna come on down and I guess what I'm saying is I think that's a legitimate beef and doesn't FaceBook people -- said.
Million and not on our watch we don't know like employers that's the worst of it is on that I guess I see a lot more effort looking at this sort of stuff.
Then getting employers did just hire people.
To provide the environment are people then wouldn't go over the needles about what information they're requesting an all out but I think we gotta get the worse before the cart not to carp.
From -- well I think we can do both and frankly I think Democrats and Republicans can do both I think Republicans traditionally.
Have not liked either big government door or or Big Brother kind of snooping in on -- And many Democrats myself included we -- Feel feel with civil libertarians and we don't want people being forced to divulge a private things if they don't want to I mean I think we have a right to prime.
What do you think happens to the worker who doesn't divulge this information and say none of your business that they're toast and they're not going to be well they're toast now yeah and that's what might those trying to get that we're trying to make it so that it's illegal to for -- legal for them even ask.
Yes so today -- to say you know it's it I can ask you this but.
Would you be open tomorrow I getting -- FaceBook password if that person refuses because that request -- be easily.
Right if they refuse that they can't be discriminated against now.
Now this note several states are introducing legislation like this -- you know my own assuming in New York -- dinner which is -- introduced new York state assembly in Maryland they've done it.
There are ten states who have who have done this very few businesses are in an interest in -- space for its original.
They're really not well I don't know amend the mission have any objection in and I just think -- -- a red Herring she was shouldn't be protected look it's just like several years ago I introduced to go along with Ron Paul by the way -- -- to sponsor of the bill.
A two -- make it illegal.
It's four TSA.
Offices to demand day a password from some of private laptop.
I feel just to strongly about that I don't think that that is selling some very definitely should be able to -- give we need to respect privacy and I think that this will.
Will will help to do that did this stems out of or ruling in the Pennsylvania case.
Or New Jersey case where people who worked in a restaurant were were doing things on line two to talk about the restaurant.
And then the employee had demanded to know there.
Their passwords and when they refused to give them -- he -- the mall they sued and the court ruled in their favor that they should not have been fired so.
But the words of consists of worms to do that the first step in and well I don't know but not out of its lot of what the court ruled but I -- do think we have the right to privacy and I think it's a very important -- America and a -- Concept -- -- congressman thank you thank you very good seeing you guessing.
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