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Friday: June 19, 2009

Looking for a job in Montana? You'll have to fork over your online usernames.

This actually goes well beyond a startling invasion of privacy in a state that has a reputation for a strong independent streak; it provides a serious risk of running afoul of employment law. Employers are typically prohibited from digging into an applicant's ethnic or religious background. An Internet search already runs the risk of picking up photos or text that can reveal these sorts of details; opening a person's social networking accounts would seem to make the discovery of these details almost inevitable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 8:58 AM | Tags (3) | privacy | security | employment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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