This week’s edition of the Compliance News Flash (click here) includes blurbs about:

  • Portugal’s GDPR-implementing legislation.
  • Increased and new fees for international students and colleges/universities related to international students.
  • Salary history ban in Kansas City applicable to private employers.
  • The Federal Trade Commission rescinds certain model forms and disclosures.
  • Data breaches.

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Check out the current Compliance News Flash with blurbs about:

  • The continuing partial government shutdown;
  • E-Verify (still shutdown);
  • The Federal Trade Commission (also shutdown);
  • Government background investigations and the NBIB (not shutdown);
  • The California Consumer Protection Act; and
  • A recent merger in the background screening industry.

In honor of MLK Day tomorrow:

“Darkness cannot drive

A recent blog posting by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on data retention and disposal practices is the genesis of this blog.  The posting talks about the importance of having a plan in place due to the potential that a natural disaster may visit your company, a hurricane or a flood, and what would happen

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued an updated guide for employers regarding compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal history records for employment screening under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of

Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the use of criminal background checks (GAO-15-162) tied to a congressional request.  The title of the report is, “Criminal History Records – Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records used for Employment-Related Background Checks”.

The GAO report sought to address “to

Plaintiffs’ counsel have targeted a wide range of employment and tenant screening firms’ operations practices in recent litigation, alleging violations of state and federal requirements for user onboarding, report accuracy, file disclosures, data obsolescence, and data privacy requirements. Meanwhile, Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions and amicus briefs reveal important clues to agency thinking on obsolescence,

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.    This is one in a series of workshops the

Two companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as consumer reporting agencies.  The FTC alleged that Instant Checkmate, Inc. and InfoTrack Information Services (InfoTrack) violated the FCRA by providing reports to employers and landlords without taking reasonable steps to make sure that they