Facebook plans to fight employers requesting access to applicants’ passwords

Facebook plans to fight employers requesting access to applicants’ passwords

POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:34pm

Facebook says it plans to fight employers requesting access to prospective job applicants' passwords.

More people are using social media to look for employment and companies using the sites to screen potential candidates.

Facebook says it's ready to take legal action if necessary to prevent employers from seeking greater access to job applicant's social media profiles.

A Facebook official says employer demands for prospective employees' passwords undermines its privacy policies and could potentially leave the employer liable to lawsuits.
 

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