CDIA does not oppose ban-the-box legislation, so long it is narrowly tailored and focused. Yet, ban-the-box legislation is not without its critics. For example, Derek M. Cohen, the deputy director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime campaign, made a blog posting criticizing Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring law. Cohen suggests, “aegrescit medendo”, the disease worsens the treatment.
Eric J. Ellman is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. He also served for eight months as Interim President and CEO of the Association. More