@Shane - Sounds like you work for the government or believes everyone on unemployment or welfare is a cheat. I am not one of those looking for "free money" as you refer to it. The $450 a week of taxable income that CA paid me didn't do much more than cover my rent and a few utilities, so of course I was motivated to look for employment (which I did locate on my own). Now if I were one of the people who could work "off the books", then maybe this might be considered free money (although you still owe taxes on it).
The issue here isn't free money, it's a person's right to privacy and whether a government agency can take that away from a citizen via arbitrary and ineffective rules in a belief that getting a person off of the employment roles is more important than anything else, including a person's right to privacy. There are stories on the web warning about ID thieves using online resumes as one of the potential resources they have for triangulating a person's identity. Regardless of how small a chance of that YOU might attribute to this, if the chance is greater than zero then there is risk and I do not want to accept that risk.
Second, the process of checking whether someone has posted a resume is random. I do not believe that the agency has any statistical backing for their random sampling. The agency does not have the resources to check every single person who is collecting unemployment. Therefore, the process is inherently discriminatory because it is not applied equally to all.
Third, the probable real reason I was singled out was that I wrote a few letters to the agency complaining of the fact that each unemployment form sent in th email, and which has to be returned bi-weekly, has the person's full name and social security number printed on it. When you return your portion of the form in the flimsy envelope that is provided, it is quite easy to shine a flashlight through the envelope and read the person's SS#. It is also easy to see using one of the chemical sprays that allow you read what is inside of a sealed envelope. I never received any response to my queries, as one might expect from a bureaucratic agency that is years behind the times in many ways and doesn't feel that THEY have to change THEIR processes.
I am considering contacting the ACLU & others to see if anyone is interested in making a Federal case out of this.
And just in case you are going to bring up the argument that there isn't a "right to privacy" mentioned in the constitution, I'll point you to:
The right to privacy
The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. The right to privacy has come to the public's attention via several controversial Supreme Court rulings, including several dealing with contraception (the Griswold and Eisenstadt cases), interracial marriage (the Loving case), and abortion (the well-known Roe v Wade case). In addition, it is said that a right to privacy is inherent in many of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, such as the 3rd, the 4th's search and seizure limits, and the 5th's self-incrimination limit.