Mar 242012
 
 March 24, 2012  Online, Workplace

Barbara Orutay reports:

 Facebook is warning employers not to demand the passwords of job applicants, saying that it’s an invasion of privacy that opens companies to legal liabilities.

The social networking company is also threatening legal action against those who violate its long-standing policy against sharing passwords.

Read more on Tampa Bay Online.

I’m glad they will support legislation to prohibit such practices, but I do think it’s hysterically funny that they are yakking about invasion of privacy in light of approved apps invading people’s privacy without direct opt-in consent.  Perhaps they could expand their new-found respect for privacy to include that?

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