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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Petition: Investigate employers asking for Facebook passwords

By Emil Protalinski | April 5, 2012, 1:09pm PDT

Summary: Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has launched a petition backing two U.S. senators who have called for an investigation into the practice of employers asking for Facebook passwords.

Late last month, New York Senator Charles Schumer and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, called for an investigation to determine whether employers are violating federal law when they demand access to Facebook accounts. More recently, the liberal Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched a petition to support the cause: Employers Shouldn?t Get Employees? Social Networking Passwords.

Here?s the petition?s description:

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) asked the Justice Department to investigate this privacy violation ? and he needs grassroots support. Sign our petition supporting an investigation.
Justice Department: Employers should not be allowed to demand private social networking passwords from job applicants. This privacy violation needs to be investigated ? and needs to be stopped.
We are working with Senator Blumenthal?s office and will deliver this petition to the Justice Department. We?ll also inform the media about the petition?s momentum.

The goal is 60,000 signatures. At the time of writing, the group is 90 percent of the way there.

Details: http://www.zdnet.com...passwords/11481