In one corner, there’s employee protection. In the other, securities regulation concerns. In the battle of security, what’s more important: employee privacy or industry regulation? As the number of U.S. states passing social media legislation to protect employee rights increases, so does the pushback from regulatory bodies.
In cases where your social media profile is public, the gloves are off. Your employer has the right to view your posts – as does everyone else in the world (you know, being public and all).