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March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

ACLU Slams Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords

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ACLU President Susan Herman.

The Hill – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) criticized employers who ask for job candidates’ Facebook passwords after The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the practice is becoming more widespread.

It is not unusual for employers to check job candidates’ publicly available information on social media sites for embarrassing or damaging information, but according to the AP’s report, some are now demanding that applicants provide passwords to unlock their private accounts.

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