The social media pre-employment case we’ve been waiting for

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From our many conversations with Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and employers, the elephant in the room is the lack of case law governing the use of social media for employment background checks. However, a class action lawsuit filed against LinkedIn in October may be about to change that. An example of a LinkedIn Reference Report from the Sweet v. LinkedIn lawsuit. … Read More

Federal Government Leads Way in Social Media Background Screening

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Federal Government Leads Way in Social Media Background Screening - Marble staircase and columns of government building.

A recent article in FCW Magazine summarizes the pros and cons of including social media background checks in continuous evaluation capabilities for security clearances. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will release capabilities for continuous evaluation of those holding security clearances in early 2015. According to the article, “the intelligence community is weighing how, or even whether, to use information posted … Read More