Jun 19th, 2009

Bozeman isn’t simply interested in finding out where to look for potentially embarrassing personal details; the city wants full disclosure, since the form demands username and password information for each. City employees will apparently be able to dig through any information applicants have put online, regardless of whether it’s accessible to the public.

A local news station spoke to Bozeman’s attorney and asked about the potential for problems of this sort. The city’s answer? Trust us! “One thing that’s important for folks to understand about what we look for is none of the things that the federal constitution lists as protected things, we don’t use those,” said attorney Greg Sullivan.

Our constitution doesn’t merely protect the usage of private ‘things’ — it protects the right to not have them accessed at all. Or will future background checks now include household raids, in which only non-Federally protected ‘things’ they find are used against us on a job application?

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