Recently, in March of 2012, many have heard about the issue of Employers asking Applicants for their username and password to gain access to their private Facebook account. There is a place to draw the line between employers and Facebook privacy. Social Media sites are becoming more popular and used by people of all age groups, Ethnicity, Religions, Sexual Orientation, and other groups that are protected under law here in the United States. As a professional, I understand that employers want to be certain about the job candidate before they hire them and want to lower their risk of hiring a “bad apple”. As a professional I do not agree with violating an individual’s right to privacy for the purpose of offering employment. In my own personal opinion I feel that this invasion of privacy crosses the boundary between right and wrong.
As an Internet Marketing company we often require personal access to social media sites for the purpose of promoting our clients. With access to such private information comes a huge legal Continue Reading