What would you do if your employer asked for your Facebook password? The scenario is growing increasingly common, with reports of employers and even interviewers requesting Facebook passwords, as a condition of employment. Some universities and schools have also joined in this process, requiring students to turn over user names and passwords or allow the institution to view private content through “friending.”
With the looming threat on individual privacy, several states have taken steps to ban employers from requiring employees, contractors, and job candidates to reveal social media passwords. Additionally, the Password Protection Act of 2012 (“PPA”) and the Social Networking Online Protection Act (“SNOPA”) have recently been introduced at the Federal level. Read More.
In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.