Companies Ask for Facebook Passwords of Employees; Social Network Says It Will to Justice

Earlier this month the US TV MSNBC reported that some companies, government agencies and all US universities are requesting the user names and passwords from Facebook to your employees or candidates for job openings for “monitoring activity online.” On Friday (23) the social network announced that it will prosecute those who insist this practice.

The station reported on its website that “job seekers in the prison department Maryland were asked to provide their data access during interviews, and let the interviewer see all your clicks, murals, photos and friends behind the privacy wall”. Already the University of North Carolina has a manual that guides that “all departments need to have a technician or administrator who is responsible for having regular access and monitor the online activities of their subordinates.”

Ironically, the same tactic was held at the ACLU – American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Civil Liberties Union – which claims to have abandoned its obligation since last year. Today, he says that delivery of data is “voluntary.” According to Melissa Coretz Goemann, director of the agency, “virtually all” candidates for vacancies in the ACLU cede their gladly given to interviewers, trying to do well in check.

On Thursday Facebook announced that it will start to move your chopsticks to end this practice. “[The performance] undermines the expectation of privacy and security of both the user and his friends” and complete the organs that insist on requesting access data may face actions in justice.

The social network says that the practice is a violation of the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and the US says it will take all measures to “protect the privacy and security”, including political mobilization. Also he said that will provide support to users who felt wronged by employees, assisting in lawsuits.

“Employers may not have the appropriate policies and evaluators trained to handle private information,” said Erin Egan, chief privacy of social network, which guides its more than 800 million users to keep their passwords to themselves.