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Facebook Fires Back at Employers Asking for Prospective Employees Log-in and Password

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A recent controversy over employers requesting prospective employees Facebook passwords, Facebook made it clear where it stands on that topic. The social media site says it will protect your privacy, even if it means taking the matter to court.

In a March 23 note on the social network’s Facebook and Privacy page, Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan addressed the issue directly, explaining that the 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.”

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