Social networking site warns against employers who ask for the passwords of job applicants, saying legal action is possible

This article titled “Facebook privacy chief fires warning shot at bosses who demand access” was written by Dominic Rushe in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 23rd March 2012 19.56 UTC

Facebook has hit out at the practice of employers asking for access to the accounts of their staff and potential hires.

The social network’s chief privacy officer Erin Egan called the practice “distressing” and threatened legal action against companies that violate its users’ privacy.

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