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NewsViews: Social Media and Privacy Concerns

Monday, May 07, 2012

Half of all Americans are on Facebook. And millions of us use other forms of social media.

But, as you keep in touch with family and friends, who's keeping an eye on you? A survey by CareerBuilder finds that many companies use social networking sites to research job candidates.

And, recently we've heard that some employers are demanding that applicants hand over their passwords so they can view an individual's restricted profile. Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced legislation to prevent companies from requiring people to provide that information.

Joining us to discuss the social media and privacy concerns are: IIT Chicago - Kent Law Professor Lori Andrews. She is the author of the book 'I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did. And Jason Lovelace, area vice president of CareerBuilder.com.

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