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Can Employers Access Current or Prospective Employee Social Media Accounts?

Posted by: Bill Olson    Dec 1, 2015 12:00:00 PM

We’ve become a very connected society, but that doesn’t mean we want to share everything with everybody. Take, for example, your social media site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). Typically, you have a select network of individuals with whom you want to connect and share your life, thoughts, and opinions. But what happens when a current or prospective employer wants access to your social media account either as a “friend” or by demanding your login and password information?

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Topics: social media, employee social media use