Crossing The Line- Facebook, privacy and your job search

Recently there were a few reports in the media on companies and government agencies in the United States requesting potential job seekers’ Facebook password to review their profile history as part of their process in determining their suitability for job vacancies.

 

I find this trend to be crossing the line. By accessing a job seeker’s Facebook account, employers would now have access to all the private messages shared with other parties who are probably under the impression that their messages were only being shared with the intended recipient.

 

I am not a legal expert; however, I would assume there maybe some legal issues around employers asking for this information and using it to log into a user’s account. Read More

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