Bill Would Ban Requests For Social Media Passwords

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


For obvious privacy reasons, a manager of a business wouldn't dream of asking whether he can come into a job candidate's home and take a look around. So why is it OK to ask a prospective or current employee to fork over their passwords to social media sites such as Facebook so the employer can look around?

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    The fact we even need legislature on this is asinine, however it is needed. An employer has absolutely no right to ask for a password to ANYTHING not work related in any way, shape or form. I do not care how desperate I was in job searching. If an employer was not going to hire me based on not giving them my log in information for a social network, I would refuse and USE social media against them in a campaign to show how terrible of an employer they would be/are.

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