More on Canadian woman’s Facebook debacle

Yesterday, I posted about the Canadian woman whose long term disability benefits policy was terminated after photos on her Facebook profile showed her having a good time at Chippendales.

Today, more information has come out that her profile photos were private so that Manulife, the insurer must have surreptiously obtained access to them.

Double-edged sword of social networking: employers will lose in court when they violate individual’s privacy in this way not to mention the court of public opinion if their behavior gets out.  Customers aren’t going to appreciate their insurers snooping around their Facebook profile.  BUT, the person who posts photos without considering the implications, can also lose job or benefits AND have to go to court to get back what they lost.

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