The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new guidance for employment background screening companies containing information on how to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). One of the key elements of this new guidance is information related to when a company’s work defines them as a ‘consumer reporting agency’ under the FCRA. This guidance

Last week, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was hit with a class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not sufficiently notifying job applicants of its use of credit checks, as well as violations of the Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act by discriminating against applicants convicted of drug felonies.

The alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations against CoreLogic National Background Data LLC (CoreLogic) won’t be going away. A Virginia federal court ruled that CoreLogic’s business does indeed fall under the FCRA, stating, “The undisputed documentary evidence from [CoreLogic] establishes that, in practice, [CoreLogic] has freely recognized that the background checks that it provides

Back in early November of last year, Spokeo, Inc. (Spokeo) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn a February 2014 ruling from the Ninth Circuit that revived the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuit filed against Spokeo by Thomas Robins.  Robins alleges that Spokeo violated the FCRA by falsely reporting his financial, marital

General Information Services (GIS) and e-Background-checks.com Inc. (e-Background) agreed to pay $13 million in restitution and fines to settle their violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) charged by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB charged GIS and e-Background with failure to ensure that the background checks they produced to potential employers

On October 14, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force released an updated draft of its Cybersecurity Bill of Rights. The bill, which updates a prior draft published for comment in July 2015, details certain rights of insurance consumers in connection with protection of personal information and responses to data breaches

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman denied Amazon, Inc.’s (Amazon) motion for summary judgment on October 7, 2015, in Illinois federal court, in a class action case over alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), stating that while Amazon said it offered plaintiff compensation to drop his accusations, “there is no offer of judgment