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THE RISKS OF IN-HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA SCREENING IN HONG KONG

Conducting social media screening on a candidate is becoming an increasingly common practice in the hiring process. Despite the common perception that data in the public domain can be used freely, using data from a job applicant’s social media account may not always be consistent with the current data protection laws in Hong Kong. In particular, the way that information collected from social media is used by an employer when screening their candidate may increase the risk of allegations of unlawful discrimination.

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