I worked for X company as an applications developer and one of my former coworkers (not my supervisor or an IT person) asked me for my BitLocker password. I left the company 2 weeks ago for a new job. I cleaned my computer, but I didn't clean my network folder. I don't have anything to hide (illegal or other non work related documents), but I don't want my coworkers accessing my data. Also, I might have SSN or other Personal Identification information in there (for the on-boarding process etc).
Is this coworker out of place asking for that information? How can I professionally decline his request?
PS. This question is not a duplicate, because it's not my former boss that is requesting the password. It is a coworker and I don't have knowledge of that being done for a previous employee that left the company. In fact none of my coworkers were allowed to keep this ex-employee laptop around 'just in case I need his data'. That computer was formatted right away when he left the company.
I told him that:
I had wiped out my data, because of personal information, but that I had transferred important folders and files to team/shared drive.
I told him that another coworker knew which files those were and where those files were located on the shared drive.
I told him that I couldn't share my password because I used it in other accounts.
Asked him if he needed something specific and offered to go to the office and type in the password directly into the computer.
"We just needed to send the licenses for ReSharper and RedGate back to the license server so that they could be reassigned.".
My opinion; There aren't new developers since the hiring process takes ages. No one needs those licenses AFAIK. I honestly don't know why IT didn't contact me officially...
He dropped the issue.