Thursday, January 28, 2010

Microsoft Finds Indiscreet Sharing Costs Jobs

Microsoft Finds Indiscreet Sharing Costs Jobs By Thomas Claburn | InformationWeek | January 27, 2010 06:44 PM - "In anticipation of Data Privacy Day on Thursday, January 28, Microsoft has released research showing how indiscreet publication of information online can prevent Internet users from getting jobs.

According to a December survey of 2,500 consumers, human resources managers and recruitment professionals, 70% of the HR respondents from the U.S. said they had rejected job applicants because of information found through an online search. Among U.S. consumers, only 7% believe online data has affected their efforts to get hired.

All those teens and 20-somethings with their pictures of drunken revelry on their MySpace and Facebook profiles are going to be in for a rude awakening soon.
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