This week, the House of Representatives denied an amendment that would keep employers from asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords.
Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, Erin Egan, has released a strongly worded statement on behalf of Facebook that indicates the company’s disapproval of the practice:
While we will continue to do our part, it is important that everyone on Facebook understands they have a right to keep their password to themselves, and we will do our best to protect that right.
Make sure to stay up-to-date with the latest from Facebook on the PuTTin’ OuT blog to see how things pan out.
The fight is obviously far from over, but we want to know: What do you think? Is it okay for employers to ask permission to go through your social media sites?