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City Council Sets Public Hearing for Online Privacy Protection

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Today members of Missoula City's Administration and Finance Committee voted to set a public hearing to adopt an ordinance to protect the online privacy rights for business employers.

City Council Member Jason Wiener says some employers are demanding employees to give out their personal passwords to social media sites and e-mail accounts, which he said is an invasion of their privacy.

Two separate individuals spoke to committee members about how they've encountered a problem with this.

Wiener said people need to understand there is a line between business and personal time.

"We are going to try and offer the city of Missoula what protection we can for peoples personal and private accounts so the private messages you send and emails you receive are not your employers business," Wiener said.

In a unanimous vote, hey set a hearing for the public to comment on this proposed ordinance during the July 22 City Council meeting.

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