NEW YORK (AP) — After three rounds of interviews, Sarah De Stefano felt good about her prospects of landing her first job as a lawyer — until she hesitated when told to add a background-check investigator as a Facebook friend.

He'd seen her sparse public page and wanted to go through the pictures and posts she shared only with friends and relatives. She felt the request invaded her privacy, said no and eventually got a rejection letter from the employer, an upstate New York government legal agency she won't name.

"I, honestly, have nothing to hide, no embarrassing pictures or extreme Facebook posts, but I still just didn't feel comfortable with it," De Stefano told city lawmakers Wednesday as they discussed a proposal to bar employers from demanding a look at job-seekers' private lives on social media.

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