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The Equifax Data Breach – Information You Need To Know

The recent Equifax data breach has exposed 143 million Americans to potential identity theft. This breach was caused by hackers gaining access to key items of data including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, driver's license information and credit card numbers. This breach occurred at Equifax, one of the three national credit reporting [...]

Staying Compliant in the Vastly Changing World of Background Screening

Navigating the world of background checks is becoming more and more difficult for today's employers. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made significant changes to how employers are required to obtain and use criminal history information. Employers, both large and small, will be affected by the strict technical requirements of governing parties like the [...]

Public Record Reporting Changes

Urgent Reminder, Effective July 1, Public Record Reporting Changes Expected New standards have been established for the collection of public record information. In the collection of this data both standards must be met in order for the information to be reported to the credit repositories. The standards include requirements for identifying information such as name, […]