Price of Privacy

Some bosses are asking workers for their Facebook password.
1:35 | 03/24/12

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World news getting answers here after a headline that caught our eyes some bosses asking workers for their FaceBook organ. If that we learned of one -- applying for jobs who walked out when he learned that was part of the deal here's ABC's Bob Greenblatt. Just in Bassett had a hunch that getting a job in New York would be no walk in the park so this particular job was something you really want. I guess -- absolutely something -- want it. But he had no idea how far -- government consulting firm would go in an interview with him. Demanding he fork over his personal FaceBook password before -- an offer. If I denied that request it. -- of -- stunned Bassett refused and walked away the most personal details of my life are contained on social. And turns out employers all over the country are asking job hunters. If they can law again to check out their personal photos and posts police in Madison Wisconsin willingly tell their applicants if you want the job you'll have to let them snoop. We're just looking at the appropriateness of what they reflected the outside world some companies like Sears -- job seekers an option to connect. You share your FaceBook profile willingly with them they'll follow your career but also what your post. -- tonight FaceBook is saying that they don't think that you should ever be forced to share your private information or get a job. And David that's exactly where lawmakers are getting involved now trying to make sure that you don't have to choose between -- your job and also sharing your privacy. New frontier here it comes to social privacy.

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