Social media supervision on the job

A state government department in Maryland has asked job applicants for their Facebook usernames and passwords. While questions about marital status and family background are generally off limits during job interviews, this trend raises many privacy concerns. At the same time it has been reported that college athletes have been asked to “friend” their coaches to supervise their social media engagements. WRIC-TV8 anchor Kerri O’Brien interviewed me on the consequences of this trend.

Please watch the news report, which ran on the ABC affiliate in Richmond.



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