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Social Networking Bill of Rights (INFOGRAPHICS)

Social Networking Bill of Rights

Employers and colleges are increasingly requesting access to individuals’ social networking profiles to learn more about them, causing privacy activists to take note.

Some employers had been asking applications to surrender their usernames and passwords during interviews, but a complaint from ACLU stopped that practice. Now many ask applicants to sign into their social accounts so the interviewer can look around.

Lately, this issue has centered around Facebook. Facebook says they will threaten legal action against those who violate their policy.

“As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private information and communications just to get a job.  And as the friend of a user, you shouldn’t have to worry that your private information or communications will be revealed to someone you don’t know and didn’t intend to share with just because that user is looking for a job.  That’s why we’ve made it a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password” Erin Egan, chief privacy officer, Facebook

SEE ALSO : Did Minnesota School Officials, Police Go Too Far in Facebook Search?

Should the same standards of privacy we expect offline, also apply online? Check out the below infographic from BackgroundCheck on the social networking bill of rights to learn more.

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Social Networking Bill of Rights

Take action now to let your members of Congress know that you want them to pass a bill that would protect your private social networking information!

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One comment

  1. Every users have their rights for their privacy. Let us consider the privacy of every people we meet through internet. these will keep us out of trouble.

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