Are you aware of what's posted on the Internet about you?

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Is your information on the Internet considered public info?

In addition to background checks, searches on Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, now a new company, "Social Intelligence" ploughs the Internet to gather all sorts of information about you - what you might have said or done online in the past seven years.  




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A dossier would be organized with examples of professional honors and charitable work, together with negative information that meet specific requirements.  




negative remarks

Racist remarks, drug involvement, sexual content, references to bombs or weapons and violent activities are considered negative information.  






According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Social Intelligences" was determined to be in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The company's goals was to perform pre-employment checks that would help companies meet their obligations to conduct hiring practices while protecting the privacy of job candidates.



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Concerns about the service indicated that "employers should not be judging what people did in their private lives when they were away from work".  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Houston also cautioned that "Things that you can't ask in an interview are the same things you can't research".  

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Comments (6)

Edward Peterson
eDrake - Hamden, CT
eDrake; CT

The internet is all about access.

Jul 31, 2011 09:21 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Kind of scary, actually, more than kind of, flat out scary!

Jul 31, 2011 10:19 PM
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi Ed/Carol

That's true, so it's all the more important that we are aware of what we want to be seen on the Net.

Jul 31, 2011 10:29 PM
Juan Bassett
Long & Foster - Germantown, MD

We have to excercise common sense when on the web.

Jul 31, 2011 10:47 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


We should all the kind of information that is collected about us.  Your blog is an eye-opener.  I am going to bring this up the next time we talk about professional standards. 

Aug 01, 2011 10:43 AM
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi Juan

I couldn't agree with you more on this.

Hi Eveyln

We have come a long way from "1984".

Wishing both of you a great week.

Aug 01, 2011 05:28 PM