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It’s LEGAL for Employers to ask for Facebook passwords

“…says privacy attorney Behnam Dayanim of Axinn Veltrop Harkrider, there is no legal protection for you, at this point, if an employer asks for your Facebook password during a job interview. You can (and you should!) say no, but private employers have the right to ask for it and can choose not to hire you if you refuse.”

“Legally, the employer has a strong position. You can say no, but there’s no element of duress there. If you don’t get the job, you’re no worse off than you were before,” says Dayanim. “That said, as a policy matter for the employers, I think it’s a bad idea.”

via Hey Teacher (And Employer), Leave Those Facebook Passwords Alone – Forbes.


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4 thoughts on “It’s LEGAL for Employers to ask for Facebook passwords

  1. thanks.very good blog and very good share.

    Posted by gundam | March 10, 2012, 10:47 am
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    Posted by Pardeep | May 19, 2012, 3:20 am


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