Social media screening - is it ethical?

  1. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 7 months ago

    Am I just old and don't understand? I remember when libraries used to have book loan records dismantled after 911 provisions could have requested them.

    1 - A new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants  (voluntary) that asks for social media handles from the last five years has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

    2 - Some employers ask applicants to provide them password or other access to an applicant’s social media so can view postings that are not generally available to the public.  20 states have passed laws prohibiting employers from demanding such access because risk of discovering age, race, gender, & religious affiliation.

    In Minnesota, it is unlawful for an employer to prohibit a prospective employee from using lawful consumable products, such as alcohol and tobacco, during nonworking hours.  New York protects all lawful recreational activities, including political activities, during nonworking hours.

    3 - U.S. border officials demand cellphone and social media passwords which some have called a breach of privacy.