US: PLANNING TO LEGALISE EMPLOYERS TO ASK FOR YOUR FACEBOOK PASSWORD

by Miryam Muller in


This week, a big US story captured the nation’s attention by pointing out that some employers are asking job seekers for their Facebook passwords:

In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person’s social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around.

via News from The Associated Press.

After reading the story, many an American was aghast. But privacy attorney Behnam Dayanim announced earlier this month that, while it may be improper in terms of social conventions, it’s actually legal for employers to do this (unless you want to split hairs about it violating Facebook’s TOS).

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