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FCRA Exception for Background Screeners in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been enforced by the California Attorney General since July 1, 2020.  The CCPA is designed to protect the personal information of California consumers, which is broadly defined as information that “identifies, relates to, describes, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” …

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European Union’s Top Court Strikes Down Privacy Shield

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently found that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield does not comply with European privacy rights and is invalid for purposes of cross-border transfers of personal data from the European Union to the United States. This action was prompted by European Privacy Rights activists, who want to prevent personal …

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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions for 2016

When it comes to background screening, drug testing and employment verification, human resource professionals and employment attorneys must keep pace with ever-changing rules, regulations, laws and more. What are the trends facing the industry for 2016, and what will have the greatest impact on the practice of human resources and employment law? Here are Hire …

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Accounting For The Human Factor: Planning, Response, And Litigation

by Ronald Raether, CIPP/US and Mark Mao, CIPT & CIPP/US, Troutman Sanders Cyber breaches continue to demonstrate that people are the greatest vulnerability for even the most sophisticated organizations. Although it is easy to feel prepared by talking about firewalls, detection software, and encryption methods, employees continue to be the easiest means for hackers to …

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Five Steps to Protect Your Business from a Data Breach

Every organization – from a small nonprofit to a large corporation – keeps sensitive personal information in their files that identifies customers and employees. This “personal identifying information” can include names, Social Security numbers, credit card, license, and account data. But if sensitive data – even as simple as someone’s name – falls into the …

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