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Overheard in the interview room: What is your Facebook password?

If you've missed this development of late, the word on the street is that prospective employers are not just using Google to search for whatever may be available on the Internet -- they are asking applicants to provide their Facebook passwords to allow the prospective employer to peruse their Facebook page.

Our colleagues over at the Mintz Employment Matters blog have written about this and the potential risks.    Check it out before you interview that next candidate.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.