Illinois Law Prevents Unnecessary Police Background Checks at Public Meetings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the “Empowering Public Participation Act” House Bill 1765 (HB 1765) that is designed to prevent police officers and others in law enforcement from conducting background checks on people attending and speaking at public meetings. The law took effect …

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Connecticut Prohibits Questions about Age on Initial Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A law in Connecticut that takes effect on October 1, 2021 – “An Act Deterring Age Discrimination In Employment Applications” (Senate Bill No. 56 / Public Act No. 21-69) – will prohibit Connecticut employers with three or more employees from inquiring into the age of applicants on …

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Host Virtual PrivacyCon 2021 on July 27

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host its sixth annual PrivacyCon 2021 virtual workshop to examine the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. …

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Data Privacy Day Observed on January 28 to Show Importance of Privacy

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Data Privacy Day – which is observed annually on January 28 – “is a global effort that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information, and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business,” according to the National Cyber Security Alliance …

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False EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Participation Claims Will Still Be Investigated Despite Invalidation of Framework

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will continue to investigate companies that falsely claim participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows the transfer of data from the European Union (EU) to the United States (U.S.) despite the invalidation of the framework, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background …

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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 …

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FTC Releases Agenda for Virtual Data Portability Workshop on September 22

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the agenda for the virtual “FTC Workshop on Data Portability” that will take place on September 22, 2020, to examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability, according to a press …

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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 …

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EU and U.S. Initiate Discussions for Enhanced Privacy Shield Framework

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and the European Commission issued a joint press statement to initiate discussions evaluating the potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) …

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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 …

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