Facebook and Lawmakers Warn Employers not to Demand Passwords

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In the ongoing controversy of employers demanding employee passwords to private social networking sites, Facebook and lawmakers have teamed up to warn employers to cease the controversial practice.

The employers’ actions have been triggered by the blurred division between personal and professional lives in social media. Lawmakers from Washington and several states have announced that they would be working on new laws and provisions to prevent companies from demanding private account information from their current or potential employees. This outcry over the employer demands for private information was triggered by an Associated Press report stating that job applications requiring access to uploaded digital media, regardless of whether or not the content was shared.

Some view Facebook’s complaint about privacy concerns ironic, considering that the business has had known issues regarding their privacy policies within their site.

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