Employment Screening Resources (ESR) is a member of Concerned CRAs, a group of 200 like-minded Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) who are concerned about the future of the employment background screening industry. Concerned CRAs members pledge to verify the accuracy of information they provide for background checks and avoid "offshoring" the personal information of Americans overseas to foreign countries.
As a member of Concerned CRAs, ESR does not offshore Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and all processing of domestic background checks is performed exclusively in the United States. ESR uses appropriate safeguards to ensure that the information we deliver is accurate and up to date. Here are links to information about issues concerning Concerned CRAs:
- ESR Whitepaper: The Dangers of “Offshoring” Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Outside of United States
- Dangers of Background Check Firms Offshoring Personal Data of Americans Outside of US Revealed in Whitepaper
- Background Check Consumer Protection Group Concerned CRAs Reaches 200 Members
- Privacy and Discrimination Concerns with Big Data and International Offshoring will Grow in 2015
- Use of Commercial Criminal Databases Becoming More Controversial as Employers Face More Risk when Screening
- Identity Theft and Offshoring Emerging as Important Factors for Employers to Consider when Screening
- Larger Background Screening Companies Continue the Move to Offshore Processing of Background Checks
Concerned CRAs was formed in 2008 to focus on education for consumer protection best practices. Many employers make the mistake of thinking all background check services are the basically the same. In fact, under the hood, there can be extremely large variations in how background screening firms provide these services. Part of the reason behind the creation of Concerned CRAs was to highlight two areas where employers may want to carefully examine the way a background screening firm operates: offshoring and accuracy of information. For more information about Concerned CRAs, please visit http://www.concernedcras.com.