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In light of recent news of employers requesting social media passwords, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has released a paper to provide citizens with practical advice on how best to protect their online privacy when using social media, Digital Journal reports. The paper, "Reference Check: Is Your Boss Watching? The New World of Social Media: Privacy and Your Facebook Profile" provides examples of improper employer practices, among others. "Passwords are meant to be kept private, and I want to be clear that the practice of employers requesting personal passwords from their current or potential future staff is fundamentally wrong," said Cavoukian.
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