Wednesday, April 20, 2005

ChoicePoint Division Changes Tack, Notifies Individuals of Use of their Information

Wired News is reporting that a recently-acquired division of embattled ChoicePoint is changing its practices by notifying individuals if a negative criminal records check has been disclosed:

Wired News: ChoicePoint Division Changes Tack:

"...On Tuesday, the company sent an e-mail to customers announcing that it is implementing 'a new compliance policy.' Effective April 25, whenever a customer runs a background search on someone through the Rapsheets database for employment- or volunteer-screening purposes and the search unearths a criminal record for that person, Rapsheets will automatically notify the person and provide him or her with a copy of the background report and the name and address of the organization that requested it...."

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