Everyone who’s looking for a job knows the importance of cleaning up their social media sites to look as professional as possible. You would normally just mark anything private that you wouldn’t want your interviewer to see. But it could now go further than that. Across the nation interviewers have been reported to ask prospective job hires and employees for their social media passwords during interviews and job reviews.
ACLU attorney Catherine Crump said in response to these reports, “ People are entitled to their private lives. You’d be appalled if your employer insisted on opening up your postal mail to see if there was anything of interest inside. It’s equally out of bounds for an employer to go on a fishing expedition through a person’s private social media account.”
Would you share your Facebook password if asked? Do you think there should be laws to ban the practice?
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