Germany Plans Limits on Facebook Use in Hiring

Posted in: Legal & Security at 26/08/2010 14:57

As part of the draft of a law governing workplace privacy, the German government on Wednesday proposed placing restrictions on employers who want to use Facebook profiles when recruiting.

The bill would allow managers to search for publicly accessible information about prospective employees on the Web and to view their pages on job networking sites, like LinkedIn or Xing. But it would draw the line at purely social networking sites like Facebook, said Philipp Spauschus, a spokesman for the Interior Minister, Thomas de Maizière.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/business/global/26fbook.html

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