Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In June 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – reached a settlement with a background screening company over an alleged false claim of being a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and also sent warning letters …Continue reading "FTC Reaches Settlement with Background Screening Firm Over False Claim of Privacy Shield Participation"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 1, 2019, the Vermont Data Broker Regulation (Act 171) took effect and requires, among other things, that data brokers register with the Vermont Secretary State and protect the personally identifiable information (PII) of Vermont residents.Continue reading "Vermont Attorney General Issues Guidance on Data Broker Regulation"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 23, 2018, Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced legislation – S.3386, The E-Verify System Act of 2018 – that would require all employers to use E-Verify to ensure employees are authorized to work in the U.S. legally, according to a press release on Senator McCaskill’s …Continue reading "E-Verify System Act of 2018 Would Require Mandatory Use of E-Verify by All Employers in United States"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn An “undocumented immigrant” accused of murdering a 20-year-old college student in Iowa gave his employer false information to pass a government background check that did not use the federal E-Verify employment eligibility verification system in order to get a job, according to a report from the Des …Continue reading "Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Murder Passed Government Background Check that did not Use E-Verify"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A bill that strengthens background checks on ride-share drivers by requiring all individuals applying to be a driver for a ride-sharing service operating in Illinois to provide their full legal name, social security number (SSN), and date of birth for the background check process became law on …Continue reading "Bill Strengthening Background Checks for Ride-Sharing Drivers in Illinois Becomes Law"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A suspected “Rideshare Rapist” arrested for allegedly raping four women while posing as a rideshare driver after he fraudulently represented himself to pass a background check to drive for ridesharing company Lyft even though he was an undocumented immigrant shows the need for a thorough background check …Continue reading "Suspected Rideshare Rapist Who Drove for Lyft as Undocumented Immigrant Shows Need for Thorough Background Check Process"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Transportation network company (TNC) Uber is performing continuous background checks on some of its drivers in the United States in an effort to improve safety for its riders after a CNN investigation found more than 100 Uber drivers were accused of sexual assault in the past four …Continue reading "Uber Begins Performing Continuous Background Checks on Drivers in U.S."
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Criminal background checks performed by transportation network companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft “have approved thousands of people who should have been disqualified because of criminal records,” according to an examination of state agencies and lawsuits by CNN (Cable News Network).Continue reading "Investigation Finds Thousands of Drivers with Criminal Records Passed Uber and Lyft Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 21, 2018, nine members of Congress sent a letter to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, and Via inquiring about the practices transportation network companies (TNCs) employ for ensuring passenger safety after a CNN investigation found 103 Uber drivers and 18 Lyft …Continue reading "Congress Members Send Letter to CEOs of Transportation Network Companies Asking about Safety Practices"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn At least 103 drivers working for transportation network company (TNC) Uber in the United States “have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the past four years” and as many as “31 drivers have been convicted for crimes ranging from forcible touching and false imprisonment …Continue reading "CNN Investigation Finds More than 100 Uber Drivers Accused of Sexual Assault or Abuse in Past Four Years"