Asking job seekers for their username & password of social networks
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Asking job seekers for their username & password of social networks

    1. Alex Cuellar
    2. Petition by

      Alex Cuellar

      Philadelphia, PA

Because I find this question in any job interview environment illegal due to issues of privacy invasion, network security violations, and blackmailing. Not to mention that it shouldn't be a requirement that job seekers have to put out a friend request to someone who works in the company's human resources department that already have a profile in Facebook, Twitter, or any of the social network websites.

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    1. Reached 10 signatures
    2. Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

      Alex Cuellar
      Petition Organizer

      This article can help them to understand that job seekers have the right to deny giving employers their username and password from Facebook, Twitter or any of the social networks due to the issue of invasion of privacy.

    3. Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

      Alex Cuellar
      Petition Organizer

      This is a serious issue in which job seekers have the right to deny giving their username and password to employers due to invasion of privacy.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Alex Cuellar PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      @ William Snell--would you like it if I was your employer and I control every aspect of your life based on what you say on your Facebook and/or Twitter account? I know you wouldn't like that. I took a couple of computer security classes and everywhere I go people tell me to never EVER give out my passwords; not even to my brother! This type of action is a serious violation to our Constitutional Right to Privacy and I will do everything in my power to defend my personal business and information against those that want to invade it!

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    • William Snell GLENDALE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Claiming this is legal due to the ability to opt out and walk away is a joke. Many people cannot afford to do so. As large companies start this practice, quickly there's not many jobs left available without giving in. This practice also invades the privacy of every friend of the job applicant, since their private messages are now visible to the employer as well. I cannot believe this ever gained momentum, and I'm embarrassed as an American that it's been allowed to happen at all. Why not just allow employers to tap our phones and demand our private email passwords?

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    • Alex Cuellar PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because they shouldn't put their own life on the line just so they can get a job.

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