- Identify themselves to consumers and describe how they collect and use consumer data and
- Detail the access rights and other choices they provide with respect to the consumer data they maintain.
- Background screening firms still have a general obligation to use “reasonable procedures for maximum possible accuracy,” which means that a screening firm cannot assume that information form a data broker is correct without taking some precautions.
- California does not allow the letter option and a background screening firm must take steps to ensure the data is complete and up to date at the time its reported, which usually means going to a county court house.
- Over 140 Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) – another name for background screening firms – have joined Concerned CRAs to oppose the practice of using databases without confirming the information first at the courthouse.