Should an Employer Be Able to Ask for Your Facebook Password?

13 Mar

According to a story by Newsday’s Mark Herrara,

“A third of the public is OK with workers getting fired for inappropriate Facebook posts, according to a poll released Monday. And now some employers are taking the inspection of social media profiles to another level by demanding Facebook passwords from applicants as part of their screening process. “

MSNBC reported last week that some Maryland companies are asking applicants for their Facebook passwords. And though the practice hasn’t been widely adopted, some experts say it may just be the new way of doing things.”

So, what does this mean? It’s even more important to be careful with how you use your social media accounts — and you need to decide how much of your right to privacy that you are willing to give up in the pursuit of a job. Be smart!!

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