We have already talked about the buzz around universities and businesses who are requiring that you give them your Facebook passwords to protect their reputation and prevent negative things being said about them.
The controversy is around the legality and ethics of the issues from these companies. Can they be allowed to do such a thing?
Facebook and the ACLU would say no and they are willing to go to court to protect their users.
This infographic has quite a few interesting things to note that businesses should look at if they “truly want to protect themselves.”
- May have repercussions for the company on one or many of the social media networks.
- This coud be considered an evation of privacy, just like demanding to read their mail or having access to their house.
- If a student confesses to a crime and the company has their password, they may be liable for the information.
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What would you do if you were asked by your college, company, or non-profit employer, that you had to give up your password or be asked to leave?