Originally Posted by indybail
I'm curious as to why all of sudden potential employers were asking for social media passwords? In the past no one was being asked for e-mail passwords, voice mail codes or duplicate keys to snail mail boxes.
The only thing I can see is that those things don't go viral, but I can't see what that has to do wanting to access social media accounts over other forms of personal communication.
If employers want to find out personal things about potential employees, I would think picking through their trash cans would be more enlightening.
PS: When I saw this I wondered who Bill Banning was and why was he important. lol
I know my boss's have FB accounts and my company has a FB page besides other social sites. Your boss isn't dumb and most likely knows his employees or the person he is interviewing for a job has one. Besides doing the background check and checking out the resources on the resume, they could look up your name on FB and see what you post on there. Or for current employees, they might want your password to see if you talking smack about your company.
With the privacy settings, you could block everyone out from viewing your FB posts.
I'm all for this bill. What we post on FB is our own business. Employeers should worry about there employee doing there job at work and not what they posting on FB. If my boss asked for my password i'd say no and also i'd ask him for his FB password to see what his reaction would be. lol
Anyways, this is a good bill. FB isn't going to die anytime soon.