Nursing homes could get access to US background check data with proposed bill

Excerpted from a Seniors Matter Blog by Nicolas Telep Nursing homes could soon have access to a U.S. government data bank to help with background checks for potential employees if a bill recently introduced in Congress passes. Last week, two U.S. Senators reintroduced a bill proposing nursing homes be allowed to use the National Practitioner […]

The complications of adding background checks to dating apps

Excerpted from a Marketplace Podcast by Kimberly Adams Last week, Tinder rolled out a new feature that allows users to pay $2.50 to check if matches have certain types of criminal records associated with a sex offender registry, arrests or convictions for “violent or harmful behavior.” The company partnered with public record aggregator Garbo to […]

New bill could hopefully reduce delay in background checks

With our high standards for accuracy here at GroupOne Background Screening, our detective work can be difficult. So, we were pleased to learn about a proposed bill in California which could resolve the issue of redacted birth dates (DOB) and driver’s license numbers. In a ruling last year in the California Court of Appeals case […]

Data Minimization: What is it and why practice it?

Excerpted from a JD Supra Blog The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first launched the concept of data minimization, which states that a data controller should limit the collection of personal information to what is directly relevant and necessary to accomplish a specified purpose. This seems like a simple concept: an entity should […]