Employment screening expert Lester Rosen will be the guest on a leading radio show dedicated to privacy on September 2, 2009.  The show, “Privacy Piracy,” is broadcast Wednesday afternoon from 5-6 PM, line, Pacific Time on 88.9 FM in Irvine and WORLDWIDE live audio streaming at www.kuci.org   See: http://www.kuci.org/privacypiracy/

The show is hosted by Mari Frank, an attorney and privacy consultant, and the creator of The Identity Survival Kit.  Ms. Frank has testified many times on privacy and identity theft issues in the California legislature and in the US Congress. In May 1999, she was summoned to the White House to a press conference to speak on Consumer Privacy, and the speech was broadcast on C-SPAN. In December 2004, and March 2005, Mari’s ninety-minute PBS Television special, “Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself in the Information Age,” aired nationwide and aired again in June 2005. Both of her new books were featured as gifts for viewers who pledged support for local PBS stations.

Mr. Rosen will be discussing background checks and privacy right, including the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the impact of identity theft. 

The guest, Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), a national background screening company located in California and a recognized expert on background checks.
He is the author of, “The Safe Hiring Manual–Complete Guide to Keeping Criminals, Imposters and Terrorists Out of Your Workplace.” (512 pages-Facts on Demand Press), the first comprehensive book on employment screening. He has also authored “The Safe Hiring Audit.” In addition, he has produced a DVD training top showing a negligent hiring mock trial, and has produced an online 20 hour training course in he area of safe hiring and background checks. See: http://www.backgroundchecktraining.com/

He is a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. His speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences. He has qualified and testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence.

He is a former deputy District Attorney and criminal defense attorney and has taught criminal law and procedure at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. His jury trials have included murder, death penalty and federal cases. He graduated UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and received a J.D. degree from the University of California at Davis, serving on the Law Review. He holds the highest attorney rating of A.V. in the national Martindale-Hubbell listing of American Attorneys.

Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) a professional trade organization for the screening industry, which now has over 500 members. He was also elected to the first board of directors and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.  For more information on Employment Screening Resources, see: www.ESRcheck.com