Employers accessing your Facebook login details


Facebook on Friday 23rd March warned employers around the world that requesting job applicants to provide their Facebook password is in breach of its Terms and will likely cause legal issues. Facebook has seen an increase in demand for job applicant login details. Erin Egan, Privacy Officer for Facebook has clearly stated Facebook will on no account provide these details. There is a growing trend among companies to demand access to Facebook profile and private details of employees/new job applicants, but this is a clear breach of Facebook Privacy and Terms of Service (TOS). Some major companies believe they have a god given right to access your private life. More importantly, applicants can feel pressured into either providing their login details or accepting a friend request from HR or someone in that company. Would you want to deny access? I doubt it, not if you want that dream job. Read more....

March 30, 2012
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