Recently, Protocol, a new news outlet from the owner of Politico, did a story on Checkr and its criminal background checks. The story focused on anecdotes from several cases without looking at the overall accuracy in the background check industry. The story also focused a lot of attention on litigation against the company, yet the FCRA, as we know, is a fee-shifting statute that incentivizes litigation.
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