Calif. Must Balance Privacy And Rigor In Background Checks

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By Richard Millisor and Nicholas Anhold (December 22, 2021, 3:05 PM EST) — Recent legal developments have had unintended consequences for employers who rely on the background screening industry to make responsible hiring decisions. The background screening industry is navigating conflicts between the Fair Credit Reporting Act and courts’ efforts to protect the privacy of individuals with criminal histories.

This conflict is now playing out in California, where a well-intended effort to protect the privacy of individuals with criminal histories has imposed unworkable burdens on the background screening industry.

This article explains the current situation in California and underscores the importance of balancing privacy protections with consumer reporting agencies’, or CRAs, and public records…

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