‘Stop asking for Facebook passwords’

Asking for information ‘fundamentally wrong,’ says Ontario’s privacy czar
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/23/2012

Memo to employers: Stop asking employees for their Facebook passwords.

That’s the advice from Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner, who introduced a paper on May 3 titled Reference Check: Is Your Boss Watching?

“Passwords are meant to be kept private and I want to be clear that the practice of employers requesting personal passwords from their current or potential future staff is fundamentally wrong,” said Cavoukian.