Background Checks In The News

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Recently, I’ve noticed background checks are suddenly newsworthy! Unfortunately, it is not usually good news. For example, the recent navy yard shooting by the IT dude is a topic of interest by many talking heads. The one point they are quick to discuss is the background check (or lack thereof) of the shooter. No one […]

FTC Warns Data Brokers of Privacy Violations

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The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements.

FTC Busts Data Brokers for Violations

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In my recent newsletter, I wrote about the FTC and their recent crackdown on data brokers violating privacy laws. In a nutshell, there are background screening companies out there (the majority of them online) who are breaking privacy laws by promising to give you information you may not be legally privy to. For example, many […]