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UPDATE: Maryland Protects Employees’ Facebook Password Privacy

The Maryland State Senate unanimously passed a bill titled, “Labor and Employment – Username and Password Privacy Protection and Exclusions.” If Governor O’Malley signs it, Maryland will become the first state to prohibit employers from requiring potential candidates to provide passwords to their Facebook accounts. The bill, which “Prohibit[s] an employer from requesting or requiring […]

Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords May Be Unethical, Illegal

Tell me a little bit about yourself. What’s your greatest strength? What’s your biggest weakness? What’s your Facebook password? Come again? In a world where social media has taken over communication in a form similar to that of King Kong hovering over New York City from the top of the Empire State Building, how much […]

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