The second of five installments of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number eight trend, offshoring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) outside the U.S., and the number seven ranked background check trend of the year, workplace violence prevention. To view previous installments of the ESR Background Check Trends of 2011 …Continue reading "Part 2 of 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review: Offshoring PII and Workplace Violence Prevention"
Adding to the debate over whether globalization negatively affects the U.S. economy, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows that multinational corporations in the United States – familiar big brand-name companies which employ nearly 20 percent of all American workers – reduced their domestic workforce by 2.9 million jobs during the last decade while …Continue reading "New Data Confirms Trend of Outsourcing Jobs Outside of US with Offshoring Affects Unemployment"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor In the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) first cases against credit report resellers for the data security failures of their clients, three companies that resell credit reports of consumers have agreed to settle FTC charges that they did not take reasonable steps to …Continue reading "Three Credit Report Resellers Settle FTC Charges for Not Protecting Personal Information of Consumers"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor For the past four years, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a leading background check provider to employers accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – has compiled a “Top Ten Trends in Background Screening” list of emerging and …Continue reading "Controversial and Discriminatory Use of Job Applicant Credit Reports by Employers Tops Background Screening Trends List for 2011"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 8: Increased Privacy Concerns Over Offshoring of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) A new background screening trend emerging in 2011 will be the increased concern …Continue reading "ESR Background Screening Trend 8 for 2011: Increased Privacy Concerns Over Offshoring of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor A recently signed California law appears to be the first in the United States to regulate the “offshoring” of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of U.S. consumers used during background checks – such as names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers (SSNs), and financial data – overseas and outside …Continue reading "New CA Law Regulates Offshoring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of Consumers Used in Background Checks"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has issued an executive order that prohibits the expenditure of public funds for services provided offshore and beyond the boundaries of the United States and its territories – a practice known as Offshore Outsourcing or “Offshoring” – a move that is a reaction to public …Continue reading "Ohio Governor Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Use of Public Funds for Practice of Offshore Outsourcing Known as Offshoring"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has sent letters to the heads of two popular social networking sites – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and MySpace President Michael Jones – requesting more information about privacy breaches recently reported in …Continue reading "Senator Sends Letters to Social Networking Sites Facebook and MySpace after Wall Street Journal Reports Privacy Breach"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) investigation (see WSJ article ‘Facebook in Privacy Breach’) has found many of the most popular “apps” (applications) on the world’s most popular social networking site, Facebook.com, have been transmitting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of tens of millions of users – such as names and …Continue reading "WSJ Investigation Finds Facebook in Privacy Breach with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of Users"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog On September 29, 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law California Senate Bill 909 (SB 909), which appears to be the first law in the nation that addresses the issue of “offshoring” where the personal information of American consumers in sent offshore and outside the United States of its territories. Authored …Continue reading "New California Law on Background Checks Appears to be First Law in U.S. to Regulate Offshoring of Personal Data Overseas"