Mobile App Marketers May Illegally be Providing Background Checks

FTC cracking down on companies that collect data illegally via background screening applications

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent letters to several companies that may be illegally providing employers with background check data that is collected from background screening applications.

According to Business Insurance, the letters were sent to various mobile application marketers, including eVerifyInfoPay Inc, and Intelligator Inc. The FTC warned that any of the companies that were providing data about a person’s reputation, character, or personal characteristics they would be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and must adjust their actions to comply with its guidelines.

Some of the FCRA provisions include ensuring the companies take steps to provide the “maximum possible accuracy” of information they provide.

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