Social Networking Bill of Rights

On Thursday I will be presenting on internet usage trends at a seminar in West Hollywood, California. One of the core themes is the explosion of social media. With a giant Facebook ‘Like’ thumb on the big screen I am going to ask the audience if they all like Facebook? But not just as a social users but as concerned employers. I will then segue into recent US stories that claim some would be employers are asking (some might say, naive) interview candidates for their Facebook username and password login credentials.

(I have yet to hear if this is affecting the UK, perhaps @theballisround can enlighten readers)

Yep, let me repeat that for you:

… some would be employers are asking candidates for their Facebook username and password login credentials.

Presumably so they can mark you down for those Spring Break photos from when you just graduated, and you know, had a healthy (non) work/life balance. And those repeated photos of bachelor parties and stag do’s mean you are bound to be untrustworthy counting the company beans.

This had me wondering what the law might be? And here is a Social Media Bill of Rights to answer such questions:

Social Networking Bill of Rights
Via: Online Background Check Resource

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