Want A Job: Give Us Your Facebook Password
Wow, I think the ACLU got this one right! What do you think? I don’t know about you, but handing over your personal user name and password for social networks is just wrong.
The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the cause of a Maryland man who was forced to cough up his Facebook password during a job interview with the Department of Corrections in that state.
According to an ACLU letter sent to the Maryland Department of Corrections, the organization requires that new applicants and those applying for recertifications give the government “their social media account usernames and personal passwords for use in employee background checks.”