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Adverse Media Screening and the Right to be Forgotten

Adverse Media Screening and the Right to be Forgotten

Screening for adverse media can be a challenge. However, with the E.U. commission
ruling that many items can be removed from Google, this challenge has become
harder. As such, there is greater benefit for proprietary databases that are
not subject to such regulation.

To illustrate the point consider that recently, according to several news
sources, details of a case reporting that Mohamed Alie Barrie, 38, of Pinewood
Close, Dartford, being charged with conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to money
launder and money laundering were removed from Google’s searches – meaning
that such search results are no longer discoverable within Google.

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

In addition, Barry is a past recipient of the elite ‘Top 25 Influential People in Security’ by Security Magazine and past Co-Chair, International Committee for the National Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He currently serves as a Global Ambassador for NAPBS.

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