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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

On Open Digital Policy Blog: Will social media background checks be the catalyst for a consumer privacy backlash?

(From the Open Digital Policy Blog): Studies show an overwhelming majority of people are ‘concerned’ about their online privacy [see here (pdf), and here], yet when I talk to technology companies large and small they tell me privacy awareness amongst the general public is patchy at best.

As social media background checks start to result in applicants being rejected for jobs simply because of pictures and comments posted on social websites, could we start to see a crippling privacy backlash that will prevent adoption of useful technology because of public fear and mistrust?

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