EU tells companies to stop stalking their employees’ Facebooks

High angle view of creative businessman working at desk in office

Companies shouldn’t be allowed to inspect the Facebook and Twitter accounts of prospective job candidates, unless there is an appropriate “legal ground” for doing so, a European group dedicated to data protection has ruled. In a guidance “opinion” document, the Article 29 Working Party said employers should first consider whether the candidate’s account is meant for personal or business purposes. In addition, they should only reviews posts or “data” which is “relevant to the performance of the job which is being applied for.” Under no condition should companies force a potential employee to friend the recruiter or make their profile public.

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The impact of learning events being recorded

Student Lecture Theater

So, I’m currently at the Adept UK conference in bonnie Scotland. During one of the presentations, recorded lectures was very briefly touched upon, and how will it be made accessible to d/Deaf or HoH students. Coincidentally, I was asked very recently by UCLan for my views on the topic, which I wrote a four page long report. I had initially planned to release the report tonight; but now is a good enough time as any.

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