Employers with International Background Screening Programs Will Continue to Expect Greater Proficiencies and Features

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employers with International background screening programs will continue to expect greater proficiencies and features from their background screening providers such as multilingual capabilities and a candidate experience that is not U.S. centric but geographically appropriate, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background Check Trends” for 2021 compiled by leading…

FTC Finalizes Settlement with Data Center Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that is America’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – finalized a settlement with a data storage services company that allegedly deceived consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows…

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Completes Annual Privacy Shield Certification for 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a leading global background check provider with capabilities in more than 240 countries and territories – has received notification from the International Trade Administration (ITA) that ESR’s annual submission for its certification of adherence to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks…

FTC Finalizes Privacy Shield Settlement Over Allegations about Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – finalized a settlement with a medical diagnostic devices and services company over allegations the firm misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The…

European Union (EU) Court Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for Data Transfers

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision that invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and opened the door for the possible suspension of data transfers from the European Union to the United States based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs),…

FTC Settles Case of Misleading Consumers about Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – announced that the FTC settled allegations that an operator of secure data centers misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows participants…

FTC Approves Settlement with Background Check Firm Over Privacy Shield

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 23, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a U.S. government agency protecting consumers – announced it gave final approval to a settlement with a background check firm over allegations the company misrepresented participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that enables…

FTC Finalizes Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced it had finalized settlements with four companies over allegations they made false claims in connection with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to…