Should Employer’s have the right to your Facebook password? Well, they seem to believe they can request access to passwords for ALL of your social networking sites. This seems so invasive that it has opened a debate and has infuriated employee’s. Reports suggest Facebook executives are even ready and willing to fight for your privacy rights…but will this work?
Today two senator’s also stepped in to help employee’s keep their private life…private. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal said they will ask the Justice Department and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to review this issue. For very good reason, they will argue that the practice is “objectionable”. Lawmakers will ask a valid question; “Is requesting social media passwords in violation of federal laws that protect unauthorized access to data”?
Let’ hope it is a violation, because “Big Brother” seems to be watching us all. This just goes too far and is a frightening thought that they can invade your personal life so openly. If you don’t provide your passwords, some companies have gone as far to refuse to hire you for the job.
In the days long before the social networking boom, your private life was the only thing you had to hold on to. Now it appears everything in your daily life is open to the public to judge. I guess we now know how celebrities feel…when your boss knows where and who you party with, it is not a good feeling.
We are definitely NOT still living in the “land of the free”. What do you think?
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