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Facebook Privacy & Employers: 5 Must-Reads

Here are 5 must-reads related to Facebook privacy and employers that we don’t want you to miss.

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Facebook Privacy Debate a Passionate One
By Christina DesMarais Employers who ask job applicants for the passwords they use to log in to Facebook are going overboard. Such a practice is being condemned, and rightfully so. It is especially egregious because the applicant’s friends and acquaintances on Facebook, who are not a party to the job search, would have their privacy compromised as well.

The Great Facebook-Employee Password Nonissue

By Shel Israel So much attention was given to a series of news items related to employers requiring applicants and employees to turn over their Facebook username and passwords to them. It seemed to be an outrageous privacy incursion, but on closer examination it seems to me to be too much ado about almost nothing at all.

Facebook: Legal Action Against Employers Asking For Your Password
By Emil Protalinski Facebook wants to protect its users from employers demanding access to their accounts. The company is looking to draft new laws as well as take legal action against employers.

Senators Question Employer Requests for Facebook Passwords
By Associated Press Two Democratic senators are asking Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

Facebook’s Privacy Two-Step On Passwords, Employers
By Thomas Claburn Facebook says sharing your password with a potential employer violates its rules. But will Facebook enforce this rule, when it still doesn’t confirm user ages?

About Chad Richards

Chad is Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency. Connect with him on Twitter and Linkedin.