Please join us on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST for a free webinar hosted by TazWorks and presented by Montserrat Miller and Erin Doyle from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP.  Ms. Miller and Ms. Doyle will cover the following subjects:

  • Differences between employment screening and tenant screening under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • The treatment of independent contractors and volunteers under the FCRA.
  • Are government agencies consumer reporting agencies under the FCRA (focusing on the recent decision holding that the FMCSA is not a consumer reporting agency).
  • Restrictions around putting names, aliases and addresses procured through SSN Trace searches on consumer reports.
  • An overview of the CCPA and the interplay between the FCRA and the CCPA – relevant amendments include those related to employee information, the FCRA exemption, data breaches, and the data broker registry requirement.

Background screening companies and employers both have obligations under the FCRA when providing and requesting background check reports for employment screening purposes.  The same is true of background screening companies and property management companies and landlords when requesting background screening reports for tenancy.  The FCRA isn’t a strict liability statute but it does require attention to details given that individuals can bring both class action as well as individual claims under the FCRA for technical violations of the law.  And as if the FCRA isn’t enough, now organizations have to layer in the CCPA and prepare for January 1, 2020, the effective date of the CCPA.  While in theory the CCPA applies to California residents, in practice most background screeners, employers, and property management companies have national operations that touch California.  Some have compared the CCPA to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other states are considering their own data privacy legislation similar to CCPA.  Therefore, focusing on the CCPA and understanding one’s compliance obligations is important.

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