Sen. Richard Blumenthal Calls for Investigation of Legality of Asking Job Applicants for Facebook Passwords

Monday, March 26, 2012

Senators Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York wrote to the Department of Justice and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on March 25 asking them to investigate whether requesting and using prospective employees' social network passwords violates current federal law.

We're joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and find out why he chose to take action on the issue.

Guests:

Richard Blumenthal

Produced by:

Leanna Orr

Comments [1]

listener

Why is an inappropriate and discontinued privacy question in Montana the basis of a Federal law from two Senators who are strong supporters of another Federal which forces people to turn over their private medical records to the government? An obvious question yet it is not surprising the host did not ask it.
Don't expect a Federal law about lying about one's military record from this Senator who is a finer representative of Chuck Schumer than the people of Connecticut.

Mar. 26 2012 09:26 AM

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