New CA Law Regulates Offshoring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of Consumers Used in Background Checks

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…

Credit Reports in California

The California legislature has once again passed a bill restricting the use of credit reports, even though a substantially similar measure was vetoed by the Governor in 2008. See; http://www.esrcheck.com/newsletter/archives/September_2008.php  The bill, AB943, seeks to severely limit the use of credit reports in California for employment purposes.  For private employers, a credit report could not…