The City of Bozeman is requesting personal online information from job applicants.
Wired PR News – Many are accusing a city in Montana of going too far in requesting confidential information of job applicants. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the City of Bozeman is asking that job seekers provide them with passwords for websites they may belong to such as Facebook or YouTube, citing that it is beneficial for verifying information on job applications.
Amy Cannata, with the Montana American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “I liken it to them saying they want to look at your love letters and your family photos… I think this policy certainly crosses the privacy line.”
As noted by the AP, city officials have been bombarded with a flood of questions and concerns since initial reports on the unusual policy were released last week.
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