Mont. Town Rescinds Rule Requiring Job Seekers to Reveal Social Web Passwords
Posted Jun 23, 2009 4:01 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Rescinding a controversial hiring policy that one commissioner called "a gross invasion of privacy," the governing body of Bozeman, Mont., voted yesterday that its human resources department would no longer require job applicants to reveal their personal passwords to social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace.
In the future, the town's city commission will reportedly approve changes to hiring policy, and there has also been a call for more advance consultation with the legal and information technology departments.
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