Remember Officer Robert Collins? Last year, the ACLU of Maryland represented
a man who had to turn over his private Facebook password during an interview
with the Department of Corrections. Officer Collins was being recertified after
taking a leave of absence when his mother died.
Now, job candidates have to sign a form saying that they understand it is
“voluntary” for them to provide access to their social media accounts during
interviews. The DOC said job candidates would log on to their social media
accounts and review the sites along with interviewers, instead of giving DOC
their login and password information. Would that make you feel better?
That’s why the ACLU is championing passage of a bill to prohibit employers
from asking for personal user names and passwords or other means of accessing a