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India Data Privacy Update: Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 Progresses

A draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill was released for public consultation and is now expected to be placed before the Indian Parliament for consideration, debate, and approval. The draft affects businesses in multiple ways. This article covers what is regulated, penalties for non-compliance, consent mechanisms, data fiduciaries, and the absence of a hard data […]

Digitisation in the Vetting World

In order to keep up with the times, employers must use technology and data to accommodate changes within the onboarding process. While a Digital Identity Check is simple, things become a bit more complex pertaining to the UK Trust Framework. Five key areas include verification, fraud, activity, validity, and strength. Within the framework are various […]

Rental Credit Checks in Canada: Why Do You Need One? (2023)

Landlords and property managers in Canada are conducting rental credit checks to validate the creditworthiness of prospective tenants. This can involve checking consumer reports or cross-referencing names with renter score models to determine information like past payment history, how many other rentals the candidate has been in, and any violations of lease agreements. Rental credit […]

CIPL & Cisco Publish Joint Report on Business Benefits and ROI of Accountable Privacy Programs

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and Cisco’s Privacy Center of Excellence published a joint report on “Business Benefits of Investing in Data Privacy Management Programs.” The findings of the report are based on a study conducted among CIPL member companies and includes insights into how several leading global […]

2022 LATAM Annual Trends Report: Hiring Risk in a Challenge Labor Market

This report consolidates information taken from the background checks conducted during the last year and cross-references against the results from the Annual Customer Survey to deliver illuminating trends that help our customers to make informed hiring decisions.

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Over the past year, the economic landscape has changed considerably. The coronavirus pandemic has permanently changed the way we work but also opened new avenues for fraud and criminals.

In our annual background screening trends guide, we cover the growing prevalence of criminal record checks, how screening can help you adapt to the future of work, […]

The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF) is Coming

The EU Commission and the Biden Administration presented a draft new adequacy decision in December called “Data Privacy Framework” or “DPF.” The most important points include data importer obligations, intelligence agencies’ obligations, and entry into force, The adequacy decision will form the basis for data transfers, but how long it remains is still up in […]

Managing Medical Marijuana in Safety-Sensitive Workplaces

Employers may be legally obligated to accommodate employees who use medically prescribed marijuana to treat a disability. They are not, however, required to automatically permit the use of marijuana in safety-sensitive positions. Labour arbitrators have argued that zero tolerance policies are unreasonable, but policies requiring disclosures are reasonable to evaluate safety risks.


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Cannabis is Still a Hazy Workplace Issue in Canada, Years After Legalization

Employers have a responsibility to accommodate an employee’s disability, but when medical cannabis leads to impairment on the job, accommodation becomes more limited. Cannabis – even when medically prescribed – cannot be consumed in a manner that is unsafe or compromises the safety of others. But impairment is difficult to determine, so it is important […]

International Background Check Laws

Running international background checks can be complex and difficult because each country has its own set of screening laws, regulations, and norms. Use the interactive map below to discover what background screening laws and regulations exist in each country around the world.


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