Facebook Wants Employers Out Of Workers' Profiles

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Friday vowed to end some employers’ practice of asking current and prospective employees for access to their social media accounts, joining a growing outcry that the practice is an invasion of personal privacy and a gateway to legal liability.

Requests for access to individuals' Facebook profiles or private information “undermine the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user's friends,” violate Facebook's terms of use and “potentially expose the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability,” Facebook...
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