Employers should not require employees or job candidates to surrender login credentials for their personal social media, for the following reasons:
- You may encounter information which tells you that the person is in a protected group, and expose your company to a discrimination claim.
- You may create the impression that you are a distrustful and disrespectful employer, thereby damaging your corporate reputation.
- How would your IT Security team feel to know that your employees surrender their passwords when asked?
- You risk creating an environment wherein your people feel empowered to violate employee privacy.