Use 'Big Data' With Caution, EEOC Counsel Urges Employers
By Allison Grande (September 15, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission official on Monday warned that longstanding employment laws could be easily applied to employers' increasing use of "big data" but that companies could diminish liability risks by keeping detailed records of how they are using data and avoiding social media profiles.
During a panel at a daylong workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, EEOC Assistant Legal Counsel Carol Miaskoff, Advertising Self-Regulatory Council President C. Lee Peeler, Morrison & Foerster LLP partner Leonard Chanin and others explored the various anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws that could apply to companies' growing use of big data, or...
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