WUFT News

Legal questions raised over new practice by employers seeking Facebook access of applicants

By on March 23rd, 2012

Job applicants typically are asked to hand over resumes, cover letters, and contact information by prospective employers, but increasingly, they are also being asked to hand over the login credentials to their Facebook accounts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Jon Mills about the practice, what employers look to get out of logging in to the accounts of job applicants, and the legal implications of the practice.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

At the same time, concerns about the security of passwords have emerged. Chris Peralta also spoke with FDLE Computer Crime Center Special Agent Mike Duffy about the concerns related to password security.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


This entry was posted in Business and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Business

Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, and Rich Blaser, co-founder of Infinite Energy, explain how Josh impacted the start-up community in Gainesville. They were part of a group of young entrepreneurs in Gainesville who met monthly to discuss their work.

Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.


Gainesville Regional Airport.

City Commission Passes Ordinance To Regulate Uber

In an effort to even the scales, the Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to regulate app-based transportation services like Uber. The ordinance will hold them to standards similar to those of traditional taxi drivers.


Donni Young works behind the counter at Pearl Country Store and Barbecue. She said this summer is the best the Micanopy convenience store and restaurant has seen in her three years as manager of it. Photo by Nicole Gomez

Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.


Cedar Key Bridge Closing Causes Debate

A bridge in Cedar Key that acts as the local thoroughfare is closing down for maintenance. Residents are concerned that closure will affect the local economy.


Steamers

Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments