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The Outrageous Practice of Asking Employees for Facebook Passwords

Facebook recently publicly threatened employers who ask (potential) employees for their Facebook password to perform a “background check”. Facebook stresses that legal action against these employers is possible. And rightly so.

This increasing practice is simply outrageous. Private social media accounts should be off limits for anyone. Do employees get the password to their employers accounting software? No.

Some things just should be kept private. And access to a social media account should be among them.

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  1. March 29, 2012 at 11:02 am

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