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Password-Sharing Concerns Commissioner; Employees Fired for Online Comments

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA

May 11, 2012

Speaking to MPs on the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said the growing practice of employers demanding job applicants' social networking passwords is a concerning trend, The New Zealand Herald reports. "My preliminary view is that it is undesirable to use that kind of pressure in any kind of application situation," Shroff said. Meanwhile, The Sydney Morning Herald reports on cases where employees were fired for comments made on social networking sites.
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