International Data Privacy Day 2010
Microsoft has released the results of a study on data privacy. The study looked at how HR managers and recruiters in the US, UK, France, and Germany look at the information available about job seekers online. The results? 70% of HR professionals in the US have rejected a candidate based on information they found online. But fewer than 15% of the consumers surveyed worried that anything they posted online would affect their getting a job.
In other words: Be afraid. Be very afraid. Because it looks like you're really not worried enough.