NBC Reignites Privacy Debate by Requiring Job Seekers’ Social Media Passwords

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana

It’s been eight long years since Bozeman, Montana, set the internet on fire by requiring that job applicants for municipal positions turn over passwords to their personal social media accounts as part of the application process. In the wake of that story, states rushed to introduce legislation prohibiting this practice; many succeeded. And, the story more or less died.

Thank you, NBC, for reigniting it.

From the New York Post:

A fired NBC employee claims a recruiter who initially contacted her for a job as an audio-visual coordinator told her NBC “specifically asked

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