Effective January 1, 2012, there is an important amendment to the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) that affects employers, applicants, and employees located in the state of California.
SENATE BILL 909
Senate Bill 909 (SB 909) pertains to personally identifiable information (PII) and amends the ICRAA to specify that the End-User must include the following information as part of the applicant/employee investigative consumer report disclosure effective January 1, 2012:
- Under the ICRAA, any person who procures an investigative consumer report for employment purposes must provide certain disclosures to the individual, including the name, address, and phone number of the investigative consumer reporting agency;
- Effective January 1, 2012, these disclosures also must include a web address for the investigative consumer reporting agency, where the consumer may find information about the agency's privacy practices, including whether the consumer's personal information will be sent outside of the U.S. or its territories.
At EBI, we have modified our Sample Disclosure and Authorization Form to include the information required by Senate Bill 909. If you would like to have a copy of this Sample Disclosure and Authorization Form, please contact our Customer Care team @ 800-324-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employers subject to these new provisions should contact their legal counsel for guidance immediately and revise their policies accordingly. All information contained herein is provided by Employment Background Investigations solely for the convenience of its clients. EBI is not providing legal advice or counsel and nothing provided on this document should be deemed as legal guidance or advice. Readers should consult with their own legal counsel to determine their legal responsibilities or if they have questions on any information provided by EBI.
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