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  • Guidelines for Social Media Background Checks

    When organizations search for information about an individual, the collection, use and disclosure of that personal information is subject to the privacy provisions of PIPA. This guide urges organizations to understand the legal implications of conducting a background check using social media. Published in December 2011.

  • International Privacy Competency Framework for School Students

    This framework is intended to help educators teach students about responsible and ethical use of new technologies in the digital age. It is of general application meant to be adapted for local educational purposes, laws and regulatory approaches. Published in October 2016.