Facebook Speaks Out on Password Demands
EMPLOYEE PRIVACYMarch 23, 2012
This week's news has been rife with stories about employers requesting--sometimes requiring--employees and prospective employees to hand over their social networking passwords. Lawmakers in at least two states are proposing legislation to ban that practice. And now, the world's largest social network is also speaking out against it. In a company blog post today, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan said, "This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user's friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability."