New State Court Rules May Pose Challenges for Background Screening

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect in 2020, giving consumers the right to request that a business that collects their personal information discloses the categories and specific pieces of personal information collected. In December of 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court amended a previous amendment of MCR 1.109 regarding the redaction of the date of birth from court records, which are used as identifiers by background screening companies when preparing background check reports. Dates of birth contained in court records in Michigan are protected personal identifying information under MCR 1.109 and may not be accessed unless allowed by law or court rule. Other states have recently introduced similar legislation, including Colorado and Virginia.


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