Personal Information Privacy at the Work Place and School

23 03 2012

It seems like at the workplace a lot of bosses and employers as well as college teachers etc. are trying to crack down on the usage of the internet, especially the use of Facebook. Now as far their rights go, they can and do have the authority to at least request that you not use company time or work or school time to utilize any socialize network or internet usage period when it comes to using not only their time but especially slander against them or other’s in the company or the institution itself. But as we all well know this request is looked over all the time due to the fact that one could easily use the Freedom of Speech right as an argumentative position. But going back to the basis of this particular article which this post I am currently writing about pertains to, my answer to the subject would be no. No employer or learning institution should be asking for your password to your Facebook account, or any other type online account you might have regardless of what type it may be, just because they want to know what your are doing. To put it simply it is none of their business!


In addition to that and on a side note, it also seems and feels like if this were the case then it would also be very unprofessional due to the fact that a certain a sense of paranoia seems to be settling in along with a touch of incompetence. It’s as if the incredibly unprofessional part has taken over the better part of their authority or place in charge. With this being said, then what I think should be done is that they should either try and re evaluate themselves as well as the REAL issues and problems that need to be addressed and not try to create new one’s which would not only bring down the level of respect which they have with other’s, but would also create a miserable work or school environment as well.


In addition to what I had mentioned earlier about this article at hand, I also not only think that the certain people who hold these upper level positions should not only consider reevaluating their position and stance when it comes to wanting access to people’s private accounts, but should also consider just resigning and stepping down all together. The reason I say this is because if the these certain types of people who are just so uncomfortable as well as so disturbed when it comes to being around other people to the point that it makes them so paranoid that they feel they need to violate their personal and private space, information, and lives then they should probably not be in charge at all. They are either more concerned about other people’s lives, viewpoints, or just personal stuff that they can not even, or don’t want to even, focus on the job or position which they were originally supposed to be paying attention to in the first place. It’s either that or they just hate people and just hate individuals not for being completely and totally all the way open to the world so that they can just see whatever they want. It could also be that they just hate people who are not as smart or not as good as other’s, as well as irritated for people around them for just BEING, meaning being alive or existing. As if they don’t want anyone else around at all, period.


I think it is more evident than anything that the job or position itself is just way too much for them since these people are now going around and demanding they have access to the accounts or private information of the one’s below them simply because they can not get a grasp on their own position. They just don’t seem fit to hold title or power which in return could prove damaging in some other part of the company or school.


The link below is to a Huffington post article which was the drive behind this little note here from myself. The article from Huffington is titled ” ACLU Says Your Facebook Password Shouldn’t Be Boss’ Business” and it was posted by  Courteney Palis. My post was a response as well as my own thoughts on the matter.





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