Welcome to the Special International Edition of The Background Buzz.

Our goal with this Special Edition is to feature news from around the world related to the background screening industry. We want to bring increase focus to the ever expanding practice of international background investigations and checks.

We consider the Special Edition to be a new venture and invite you to share your thoughts and ideas about how to make this news service more valuable to you.

We also welcome your contribution of relevant information about background screening that may come to your attention in your country. We are interested in information and articles related to:

  • local legal requirements, cases & issues,
  • data protection & privacy,
  • fake degrees & references,
  • criminal records,
  • alcohol & drug screening,
  • immigration status,
  • reference checking,
  • volunteer checks
  • sexual offenders and protection of vulnerable populations and
  • other topics related to background screening.

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Thank you for the positive feedback on our Special International edition initiative and keep the feedback coming. Our goal is to meet your information needs so please tell us what you think and what you want to see.

Click here to access the Special International Edition of The Background Buzz.

W. Barry Nixon, SPHR
Publisher, The Background Buzz,
2013 Background Screening Industry Buyers Guide