FCRA & Social Media: Important Information For Employers and Job Seekers
Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission staff looked at a company selling background reports that include information derived from social media to see if they complied with the FCRA. The companies selling such reports have to comply that information derived from social media must comply with the FCRA.
Employers Must Provide Copies of Background Reports and a Way to Dispute Errors
This means that they have to provide copies of the report to the people and a process in place to dispute errors.
Background Reports may Not be used to Violate Equal Opportunity Laws
Also companies selling these background reports to employers must certify that the reports will not be used to violate federal or state equal employment opportunities laws.
To learn more, see http://business.ftc.gov/blog/2011/06/fair-credit-reporting-act-social-media-what-businesses-should-know