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Demanding passwords could be stopped

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International News | Wednesday May 2 2012 11:34

Demanding passwords could be stopped

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The US plans new legislation to stop bosses demanding Facebook passwords from their staff or potential employees.

The practice is becoming increasingly common, especially at a time of high unemployment and competition for jobs.

US Senator Charles Schumer says in doing so, employers can find out all the kinds of things it's illegal to ask in an interview process.

"By granting a prospective employer access to your Facebook password, someone interviewing you could get access to information that's not otherwise public: your religion, whether you're married or pregnant, how old you are."

A $10,000 fine would be slapped on anyone who broke the rules.

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