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ISPLA ALERT: Employment Background Screening Company to Pay $2.6 Million Penalty for Multiple Violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act

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  • Peter Psarouthakis
    An employment background screening company that provides consumer reports to companies nationwide will pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 8, 2012
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      An employment background screening company that provides consumer reports to
      companies nationwide will pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade
      Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing
      to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of
      information it provided, failing to give consumers copies of their reports,
      and failing to reinvestigate consumer disputes, as required by law.



      The case against HireRight Solutions, Inc. represents the first time the FTC
      has charged an employment background screening firm with violating the FCRA,
      and is the second-largest civil penalty that the FTC has obtained under the
      Act. Only the <http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2006/01/choicepoint.shtm> 2006 $10
      million civil penalty against consumer data broker ChoicePoint, Inc. was
      larger. The Department of Justice filed the complaint and proposed order
      against HireRight Solutions on the FTC's behalf. Under the settlement, the
      company also is barred from continuing its alleged illegal practices.



      To view the entire FTC release go to the following link:



      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/08/hireright.shtm
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