Privacy Advisor

Workplace privacy expert sheds light on fair employer access to employee data

Recent media stories report increases in employer requests for personal information such as social media passwords from potential or existing employees. The San Francisco Chronicle has reported on employers asking applicants for their W-2 forms; NPR recently discussed the ethics of employee background checks, and Facebook issued a statement in March “condemning employers who ask job applicants for access to their profiles on the social media site.”

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