The Workplace Privacy Project
The World Privacy Forum's Workplace Privacy Project is a long term project to study and document privacy practices in the areas of job applicant privacy, workplace privacy, background checks, and related areas.
This is a consumer tipsheet with information based on a year of research into resume databases and a year of research on job scams.
The first report looking at job scams from an evolutionary point of view over the course of a year.
A Timeline that reveals the geographic posting patterns and other details of how a job scam moved through the online job sites From July 2003 to July 2004; with documentation of how the job ads and job listings appeared.
Research-based, simple tips based on actual scam behavior. Research based on payment-forwarding scams.
This study, a year in its research, documents job applicant privacy across the job search industry from resume writers to job search sites to resume blasters and other parts of the job search infrastructure.
The new trend of employers using "application kiosks" for accepting retail workers' job applications electronically is convenient for retailers, but not necessarily a boon for job seekers. In most situations where a store is using an application kiosk, for example, at Sports Authorities, some grocery store chains, and so on, Job seekers are forced to apply electronically or not at all. Unfortunately, applications kiosks at most stores do not have privacy policies, and in some cases do not provide meaningful consent with all portions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Download PDF.
This is the first report to substantiate and document actual resume theft and the outright selling of jobseeker resumes from databases.
Related: Invoice for sale of resumes PDF
This is a key consumer alert posted in December of 2003. It warns consumers of an online job scam to be aware of.
This guide lists 50 + Web job search sites and gives information about the levels of their privacy for consumers. The guide is now in HTML format for easy use.
NALI presentation (Available upon request)
This report was a year in its research. It was completed for the Privacy Foundation in 2001. It was the first report to look at online job applicant privacy. The study is located here.
The World Privacy Forum requested the FTC to look at the online job searching industry and investigate its data privacy practices.
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