This news from the Maryland Attorney General could end up in litigation. Mr. Gansler says that a propsective Maryland state employee can be required to turn over his or her social networking log-on information as a condition of employment.
The reason for such an invasive requirement is for prospective prison guards and to insure that they aren’t involved in gang activity. However, I have to wonder if there aren’t less invasive ways to get the same information. Also, will such social networking scrutiny lead to finding out this information anyway? Do people involved in gang activity post the fact on Facebook?