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Presently employers are asking for passwords to FB accounts that are set to private in order to continue with the employment process.  Many employers use FB profiles as a 5 to 10 minute perusal of information, using it as a basic personality test.  Employers are not physicans.  They do not have degrees in Psychology.

The contract we all signed with FB  it states under SAFETY: 

"You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else."

Under REGISTRATION AND SECURITY:

"You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account."

Under OTHER:

"This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Facebook, and supersedes any prior agreements."

And:

"You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent."

The right to decide who a person wants viewing their profile should NOT have to be given up in order to gain employment.

Allowing employers to use FB profile pages to determine whether a person is employable is not only an affront to basic rights as an human being, but allows an employer to discriminate based on the political & religious views as well as on the sexual orientation, or medical condition of an employee to be. Its time to tell employers that they have gone too far in their decision to hire someone for employment.  

Letter to
Mr. Zuckerberg Facebook Private Profiles
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Facebook.

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Inform employers they cannot gain access a non public FB profile

Many employers are asking prospective employee's to hand over their password if the person's FB profile is set to 'PRIVATE".

The right to decide on our personal computers who a person wants viewing their profile should NOT have to be given up in order to gain employment.

Allowing employers to use FB profile pages to determine whether a person is employable is not only an affront to basic human rights to privacy, but allows an employer to discriminate based on the political & religious views as well as on the sexual orientation, or medical condition of an employee to-be.

Its time to have FB inform potential employers that they do not have right ask for a potential employees FB password.

The contract we all sign with FB states under SAFETY that:

"You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else."

Under REGISTRATION AND SECURITY:

"You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account."

Under OTHER:

"This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Facebook, and supersedes any prior agreements."

And:

"You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent."

We all want and need jobs. But we should not as American citizens have to give up the right to privacy at home to do so. Many employers have their IT dept. make it impossible to access FB at work.

What a person does and says however on their own personal computer, and how they want people to access it should remain with the person holding the FB account.
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Sincerely,

DeAnna Davis Rice