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Privacy Rights and Online Job Databases

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) issued a press release warning job seekers about privacy issues related to posting their resumes online. Personal data from online resumes can be mined, including phone numbers and email addresses, then compiled, aggregated and sold without the author’s permission or knowledge. This is according to a study undertaken by researcher Pam Dixon, titled Resume Data Base Nightmare: Job Seeker Privacy at Risk. Also by Pam Dixon, see her resource Online Job Seeker Web Sites: Tips to Safeguard Your Privacy.

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