Handling Candidate Data Will Be Under the Spotlight in 2019

In the second article in a two-part series, Roy Maurer of the Society for Human Resource Management, points out that data-breach protection, information security and compliance with privacy laws are at the top of the list for those managing employment screening in 2019. Les Rosen, founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources, blames the data breach that hit Equifax in September 2017 for the uptick in industries improving their information security. It is important for companies to not only follow Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidance, but to work with a partner that is accredited with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), as well as consider the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And while it’s true that technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are excellent tools for enhancing background checks, humans still should remain involved to avoid problems relating to discrimination.

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