David Fraser writes:
In the last week, there have been reports that the British Columbia New Democratic Party has been demanding the social media login credentials from candidates for the leadership of the party (see: B.C. NDP candidate in social-media standoff with party bosses – The Globe and Mail). All of the candidates have provided this info, except for one who — quite rightly — challenges this an an invasion of privacy.
We’ve heard in the past about employers asking for this sort of information and then backing off when facing a fire-storm of criticism. I can appreciate that the party is hoping to avoid any surprises, but this, in my view, seriously crosses the line.
Read more on Canadian Privacy Law Blog.