Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Private Investigator News: MD Backs Down After ACLU Threatens to Sue Maryland over Social Media Policy

"The state Division of Corrections (DOC) backed down Tuesday after the Maryland branch of the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to take legal action if the government agency did not rescind a policy asking for the login information to job applicants' social networking website accounts.

DOC suspended the policy allowing interviewers to ask job applicants if they use any social media and use the applicant's login information to scan the account for posts, emails, photographs or other information to ensure that the candidate is not involved in illegal activity or connected with a gang, said Deborah Jeon, the legal director for the ACLU of Maryland."

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