Facebook Responds to Employers Who Ask for Login Info

We don’t think employers should be asking prospective employees to provide their passwords because we don’t think it’s right the thing to do. While we do not have any immediate plans to take legal action against any specific employers, we look forward to

Last week, the internet was up in arms about how some employers are asking for prospecting employees to give up their Facebook login information.

*pause*

Yes, they went there. The gall, right?

I was extremely excited that majority of people were against this. It’s completely uncalled for but…yes, there is a but. I do think it was coming from a good place. Poorly executed but, explainable. The employers are thinking…”You don’t have anything to hide, right?” and if you don’t it shouldn’t be a problem for you to give up your login information.

So. Wrong.

It’s a known fact that employers already look into your social media presence when you apply for a job. That’s fine. I’m okay with that. This is why we clean up and/or hike up the privacy level on your profile page. What’s not okay is asking for my login to to dive even deeper. Privacy is important.

I guess employers got hip to the all of us and just jumped the gun on this one.