An interesting question was provided to me about
To what extent is it acceptable for a company to
get access to private information on job applicants?
(Facebook fields, relatives, like&dislikes, etc.)
While I am not an expert, it is important for us
to have some ideas on what is known about us.
We see TV programs that show us that our cell phones
tell our location, also, who and how often we have
spoken with people. Our computers and computer
history files tell where we have been, log-ins and
passwords, purchasing history and quite a bit more
when we “peel back the onion.”
Much of this can be made accessible with permission.
Facebook and other social networks give other insights
into our behaviors and tendencies which can be protected
to some extent by going to the control panels of our
We do have some measure of personal control. However,
once a document or webpage is in the public domain, it
is hard to remove.
A very interesting blog entry provides what the government
knows about each of us: