In the last few years social media has become integrated into several aspects of the business world. Social media has become a hiring tool used by HR professionals to broaden their reach, but there are inherent risks involved when using social media to screen applicants. The legal compliance of screening applicants through social media is full of gaps and grey areas. This presentation details the different areas of compliance that HR professionals and employers need to be aware of when engaging social media as part of the hiring process. It also highlights some of the gaps and grey areas, emphasizing the need to exercise caution when traveling in unknown territory.