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Court Says It's OK To 'Google' Your Employees

Steve Bryant at Google Watch reports that a court has ruled it is OK to ‘Google’ your employees.

The case goes back to the firing of David M. Mullins from the U.S. Commerce Department for “misusing a government vehicle and credit card and falsifying travel documents,” says CSO. Mullins claimed, in an appeal, his right to fairness was violated by his employer using Google to learn that he was also fired from the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Air Force.

Three federal judges explained that Mullins was dismissed not because of information found in the Google searches but because of other information.

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