Monday, August 19, 2013

Facebook and Social EMail Privacy




 Facebook email privacy 

        An ongoing area of debate is email privacy. The following are considerations pertaining to policies and laws in this area. The media often comments about companies’ asking job candidates for their Facebook passwords as part of the employment screening process. There is no federal law prohibiting this. The Department of Justice, however, considers it a crime to ask an employee or candidate for access. Both are in direct violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service, which state, “You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else… You will not share your password…let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.” Many states are now looking to make this practice illegal. Asking for personal passwords is a clear privacy violation and is unethical. Employers must not access profile information to determine an employee’s religious, sexual, or political views. Because email and social media go hand-in-hand, this section is included in this book.


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