Choicepoint changing tack regarding notifying people about background check reportsSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Choicepoint changing tack regarding notifying people about background check reports
 


27 April 2005 at 11:01:45 PM
salon

Rapsheets, bought by Choicepoint last year, provides instant background checks to employers and organizations. Previously, if a negative entry was given to the person asking for the background check, the person who it was being run on was not notified (this despite Choicepoint assuring customers it was complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.. Now

Effective April 25, whenever a customer runs a background search on someone through the Rapsheets database for employment- or volunteer-screening purposes and the search unearths a criminal record for that person, Rapsheets will automatically notify the person and provide him or her with a copy of the background report and the name and address of the organization that requested it.

What this doesn't cover, because a person is only notified if the report shows a criminal record:

Givens said that even if ChoicePoint and its business divisions do diligently comply with the FCRA from now on, consumers are still at a disadvantage as long as the companies aren't required to notify consumers whenever a database company gives out any information about them, even if it's not related to employment or volunteer screening. The FCRA does not require data brokers to do this.

"This doesn't cover idle snooping," Givens said. "If I have a conflict with my neighbor and I want to dig dirt on him, it can still be done. Or a stalker who wants to find a location of his ex-girlfriend could also use Rapsheets.com and (the company would) not have to notify the girlfriend."


Permalink
     Views: 1900 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Jon Stewart goes off on Congress about 9/11 First Responders

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page



Guest
Today Is  
Monday, June 17, 2019





Latest Posts

Jon Stewart goes off on Congress about 9/11 First Responders
salon 6/11/2019

Kenneth Copeland is a nut! hah! Interviewed by Inside Edition
salon 6/1/2019

Mueller Today (5/29/2019) *If we had confidence the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so'
salon 5/30/2019

Past Time To Start Impeachment Hearings on Trump
salon 5/27/2019

Life Accordion To Trump
salon 5/26/2019

Huawei Ban is Bigger Than You Think and other Trade War Musing
salon 5/26/2019


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>