Facebook Warns Employers Not to Demand Passwords

Earlier in the week I wrote a post about Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords as a condition of employment. Today Facebook’s chief privacy officer cautions that if an employer discovers  that a  job applicant is a member of a protected group, the employer may open itself up to claims of discrimination if it doesn’t hire that person.

If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, Erin Egan wrote

My take, this is the perfect storm for lawyers to litigate the bejesus out of employers who are moronic enough to continue the practice of demanding Facebook passwords as a condition of employment.

Where do you stand?

 

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