A background check expert speaking at the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference & Exposition warned using social media to screen job applicants can lead to “a world of privacy and discrimination problems,” according to an article written by SHRM Online Manager/Editor Roy Mauer.

“Screening social media allows employers to look inside a person’s head to see who a candidate really is,” explained Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR). “But if you use it incorrectly, there’s a world of privacy and discrimination problems that could arise.”

Rosen presented a session entitled “Social Media Background Screening. Is it Right for My Company?” d