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Local Attorney Comments on Story Regarding Employer's Demand for Facebook Passwords

For Immediate Release | Mar 26, 2012

On Monday, two leading Democratic US senators asked the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether employer-required access to individual Facebook profiles violates federal laws.

Philip L. Ellison, an attorney and civil litigator from Outside Legal Counsel PLC comments:Additionally, Facebook has made it a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password.