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Social media privacy: Insurance companies want access to your Facebook

Mar 18, 2010, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Hanchard)

[ Thanks to Petem for this link. ]

"Sometime in the future, you wind up in a car accident and suffer physical injuries that you decide can be claimed in a lawsuit against the insurance company. Now your friends on Facebook may not have any choice of getting to know you up close and in person. You may not even be aware that they are being questioned.

"Insurance companies are beginning to demand access to information about you and they do not want your explicit consent. In a Globe and Mail report, the insurance industry wants to use sites such as Facebook to collect and use background information collected to contradict any evidence you have used in your claim for damages."

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