Re: Facebook wouldn't know privacy if it got slapped round the face with a GDPR
In fact, no one with honest intents will ever ask you for your password. Ever. No where. Never.
I did . Often. With honest intents, because that was the only way to do what the customer was contracting me for.
It was in cases where they were having issues with email and had come to me to sort them out, and the sorting out required I have the password. I could also have, in many cases, retrieved it from their email software, but I did not wish to resort to such tactics without permission.
And I always asked the user to reset their password afterwards, making it clear we did not wish to have any knowledge of it or access to their emails.
So yes, in rare cases people will legitimately ask you for your password for your email. But while not non-existent, said instances are quite rare.
(In FB's case however, no matter what they're asking, it's with evil intent... :) )