Would You Hand Over Your Facebook Password to Get a Job?

More businesses and some government agencies are requiring access to an applicant's social networks

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter
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Applying for a job? Have your résumé, references and Facebook password ready.

The Associated Press reports a number of businesses and government agencies are asking potential employees to fork over access to their social networking accounts or to friend human resources managers so they can see what the applicants are up to online.

“It's akin to requiring someone's house keys,” law professor Orin Kerr of George Washington University tells the news service, adding that the practice is “an egregious privacy violation.”

Would you provide your Facebook login and password to land a job? Or would you pass on working for a company that requires such info? Leave a comment below!

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