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FTC Enters into Consent Order with Mobile Application Developers for Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission entered into a consent order with two companies alleged to have operated as consumer reporting agencies, by providing criminal record reports through mobile applications, without complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  The consent order represents the FTC’s first FCRA case involving mobile applications.  According to the FTC’s complaint, Filiquarian … Continue Reading

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance Regarding Employer Use of Criminal History; Considers Use of Social Networking Information

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidance concerning employer use of criminal histories.  As many as 92 percent of employers use criminal background checks as part of their hiring processes.  The EEOC’s updated guidance generally provides that the EEOC will regard as suspect blanket or automatic exclusions of individuals from employment or promotion … Continue Reading
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