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Should employers have the right to ask for your facebook login?

  1. Kiwi Max profile image69
    Kiwi Maxposted 5 years ago

    Recently I've read an article where a man was asked to provide his facebook login and password during his interview.

    The interviewer could not access the man's personal details and photos because of privacy control and so requested the information.

    In the end, the man refused to do so and walked out of the interview.


    What are your thoughts on this?

    Do employers have the right to look at your personal information?

    Do we have the right to keep our privacy private?

    Do you think it matters on the job you're applying for?

    Imagine me as the employer and you're applying for a job with me - would you give out your facebook login details if I requested?



    1. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No employer has the right to ask for such information ever.

  2. Polly C profile image90
    Polly Cposted 5 years ago

    No, they have no right to ask and I would not give it.  It is a total violation of privacy and not employing someone because of it should be a case for the industrial courts.

  3. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    I'd give the guy a laugh and walk out! He/She has no right to ask for personal info.

  4. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely not. I am not required by Australian law to provide my marital status or religious affiliations, so I am certainly not going to give people access to my FB logon.

  5. profile image0
    idratherbeposted 5 years ago

    No but maybe yes? Say you have to fire an employee for bad work performance. That employee uses that account to post bad reviews about the business in retaliation. For instance a restaurant. I can see where that could hurt the business.

  6. starme77 profile image74
    starme77posted 5 years ago

    I think your personal life should stay just that... personal ... now if you have a facebook for business/promotional purposes then yeah that should b public

  7. Scribenet profile image84
    Scribenetposted 5 years ago

    I would say asking for a Facebook password would indicate what kind of employer you would be up against. Total invasion of privacy for curiosity sake. I can see no reason to ever give such information.