Bill to protect employees’ Facebook profiles

Senator says demanding social network information is against the constitution

Robert Collins, a Maryland Department of Corrections employee, was asked to give employers his Facebook account login information during a re-application interview for his job. His employer proceeded to log into his Facebook account in front of him and read not only his posts, but also those of his friends and family. Full Story »

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by Kevin Griffin Moreno - Mar. 31, 2011

The article highlights a timely and relevant issue: the challenge of crafting public and personnel policies to keep pace with a fluid and growing social media landscape. Providing perspectives from Maryland Division (not Department, as erroneously named in the article) of Corrections officials or other employers would have offered more balance to the story.

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