Imagine this for a second: You walk into your next job interview, sit down and the employer asks you for all your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Tumblr passwords. This is a requirement for the job, the interviewer says.
What would you do?
The bill defines a social networking site as “an internet-based service that allows individuals to construct a public or semipublic profile within a system created by the service; create a list of other users with whom they share a connection within the system; and view and navigate their list of connections and those made by others within the system.”
Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and California have already passed a similar bills. California, Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan laws apply to employers, while California, Delaware, Michigan and New Jersey have laws that apply to academic institutions.
It’s key to note that in section 4.8 of Facebook’s Terms and Conditions, the social networking site explicitly states that:
“You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.”
Under section 5.7, it states that:
So there’s that. What’s your take? Vote in the poll below: