Originally published: February 23, 2011
Last updated: February 23, 2011 - 8:37pm
If you were at a job interview, and the interviewer requested access to your Facebook account, what would you do? It's well-known that many employers check up on applicants' online lives when they're evaluating them — but a state agency in Maryland takes it a bit further. When he sought a new position at the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Robert Collins underwent a background check. And just to be sure he wasn't hiding anything, he was asked to provide his Facebook login. That request stepped over boundaries Collins didn't want crossed — and he teamed up with the ACLU to put the agency back on its side of the line.
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