Recently, a warning has been issued by Facebook for all those employees who share their passwords with their employers. In fact, it has been found that in the US, some of the company's employers are forcing their employees to disclose their Facebook Password to them so that they could access their private information. On knowing this, Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, has strictly raised a warning against this trend.
The matter came to highlight when two US senators, Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal, demanded the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the US Department of Justice to investigate such allegations.
As said by Schumer: "Employers have no right to ask job applicants for their house keys or to read their diaries - why should they be able to ask them for their Facebook passwords and gain unwarranted access to a trove of private information about what we like, what messages we send to people, or who we are friends with".
He also said that most of such illegal activities are performed by employers during the time of interview, when an employee is in need of job. With the power on one side of the fence, he tries to interfere in the personal life of his would-be employees. This is dangerous because this way the employers are liable to make discrimination suits as they are able to know information like religion, age, marital status and pregnancy status of his employees.
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