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FaceBook considers legal action against employers that ask for login details

FaceBook will possibly take legal action to defend users' privacy from employers seeking user creden

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:01 pm

We recently reported a story about how employers were requesting the log-in credentials of prospective employees. We have just learned that FaceBook is considering taking legal action against colleges, employers, and governmental agencies that do this. Finally, it feels as though FaceBook is looking out for my privacy, rather than undermining it.

 

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FaceBook issued a statement regarding the issue. "We'll take action to protect the privacy and security of our users, whether by engaging policymakers or, where appropriate, by initiating legal action" the statement says. There's some major legal risks associated with asking prospective students or employees for their information, the statement also points out. It considers the various legal issues companies and schools could open themselves up to. It seems, at least for the meantime, that FaceBook has your back if someone wants your information. I highly encourage you read the statement if your looking for a job or heading to a college that requires your credentials.

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