Facebook Says It Will Fight to Stop Employers From Requesting Access to Job Seekers' Accounts

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT

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Facebook Says It Will Fight to Stop Employers From Requesting Access to Job Seekers' Accounts

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT

Facebook said in a statement posted Friday that will fight employer attempts to request account passwords from job applicants.

In a statement posted Friday, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan writes that the practice -- which is becoming more frequent according to recent media reports -- "undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user's friends."

Read the entire Facebook statement HERE.