In the Digital Law Daily News Summary today: Job interview? Prep your Facebook, Twitter profile | The PC that can bring the family together | MP tries to use Twitter to jump the call centre queue. And messes it up | Twitter and Facebook posts that have got people sacked | Facebook, Google May Face Tougher EU Curbs on Data Usage | MEP’s strict amendments to EU data protection worry tech industry | BT gets its wrist slapped over Infinity promises | Council steps up data protection policy change | Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags
CBS recommends that prior to looking for a job candidates should check the privacy settings of their social media accounts and review them for any inappropriate comments and photos. However a line has to be reached between sanitizing a profile and keeping it as a useful tool for an employer to see. Some extreme examples are also available from The Drum of tweets and posts that have lost people their jobs. Suffice to say anything that could be viewed as discriminatory or offensive should never be posted online as you never know who may see it. Meanwhile in frustration a MP appears to have tried to pull the social media equivalent of a “don’t you know who I am?” on her twitter account after being delayed on an automated line and use her 25,000 followers as leverage. However the tweet was not actually sent to the bank but to a long vacated handle. Consequently the MP was left feeling as annoyed and powerless as everyone else who has to go through the misery of an automated call system. Twitter has also come under fire in France due to a series of posts that are highly controversial, discriminatory and offensive. Several matters have gone to court with moves taken to get Twitter to take such posts down.
In technology news, Lenovo gets around the accusation that technology is stopping people from communicating in family and social environments by looking at a large coffee table sized tablet that could be used by up to 4 people. This could make checking email and updating social media a communal experience!
Meanwhile the EU Data Protection regulations drafted last year continue to worry the tech industry, with Facebook and Google both concerned over how the way they currently take users data and manage it could be under threat in the EU as the regulations are currently drafted. BT Has faced censure from the Advertising Standards Agency after it was found to have exaggerated and then progressively moved back the anticipated availability of fibre optic broadband for customers, with customers waiting many months after they were originally advised that the technology would be available for the service to be supplied.
Finally, a Scottish Council has created new guidelines and practices for how staff should handle personal data after confidential personal data was found lying in a car park and the loss of data was said to have become “endemic” in the organisation.
Job interview? Prep your Facebook, Twitter profile
MP tries to use Twitter to jump the call centre queue. And messes it up
Twitter and Facebook posts that have got people sacked
Twitter reveals that people power lies behind analysing data in real time
“Help, I’m addicted to Facebook and Twitter”
Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags
Facebook: Instagram User Exodus? What Instagram User Exodus?
Facebook Data Will Be Better Understood And Better Utilised By Retailers In 2013, Claims Venda
Texan property developer one of just three accounts followed on Twitter by North Korea
Facebook, Google May Face Tougher EU Curbs on Data Usage
Facebook and Google may be forced to ask permission to use personal data
MEP’s strict amendments to EU data protection worry tech industry
Council steps up data protection policy change
Can Ned RocknRoll’s facebook pictures really be called “private”?
BT in ad slapdown after ‘misleading’ punters on fibre deployment dates
BT gets its wrist slapped over Infinity promises
Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC: The PC that can bring the family together
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