Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, Policy Erin Egan points out the risks for employers, stating that if access is requested to an employee’s Facebook account then the employer may “open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they don’t hire that person,” having seen if they are a member of a protected group, which could encompass age, sex, religion etc. Egan continues: “Employers also may not have the proper policies and training for reviewers to handle private information. If they don’t—and actually, even if they do–the employer may assume liability for the protection of the information they have seen or for knowing what responsibilities may arise based on different types of information (e.g. if the information suggests the commission of a crime).”
Social networks reach 82% of the population
The Hollywood Reporter ran an interesting slide show featuring the “11 Worsst Twitter Gaffes of 2011.” To make it easier to see and appreciate, I included them with THR’s commentary here for your review.
1. Alec Baldwin: “theresalwaysunited Last flight with American. Where retired Catholic…
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I was a bit teary eyed reading about Wozniak (who co-founded Apple with Jobs) being the first in line to get the new iPhone 4s (w/ Siri, my new girlfriend)….then I saw this photo of him leaving on his Segway. o_0
I’ve never had gadget lust before (and I’m about to turn 31!). I want Siri. We’ll be lesbians together. She’s available and I’m single. She’s totally respectable too - Not one of those “easy” girls. I actually want to keep talking to her.