FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet.
Germany is a country that is attempting to grapple with controversial online data privacy issues. One of my recent blog posts dealt with German legislation that seeks to address Google Street view. Now, Germany is taking on the issue of employers reviewing the social networking pages of prospective employees.
According to Spiegel Online, German legislation has been drafted that is intended to prevent employers from doing a Facebook background check and from checking other social networking pages of job applicants as part of the hiring decision process.