London: What young people are today revealing so freely online might come to haunt their future job prospects.
The chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, said the enormous quantity of detail left online by users could come back to haunt them when they apply for jobs in future.
"I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time," he told the Wall Street Journal, reports the Daily Mail.
Schmidt's comments will propel concerns about the sheer volume of personal information made available online, most of which is virtually un-erasable.
Such information invariably includes immature boasts and high jinx of young people who would normally regret their mistakes as they grow older.
An estimated 600 million people have personal online profiles, many of which are accessible to total strangers.
Prospective employers are able to access photographs, videos and blogs that users may have long forgotten with a few simple clicks of a mouse.
Schmidt's comments were welcomed by internet experts.