Data Security

Trust is critical for background screening companies. We collect every form of personal information imaginable from millions of applicants per year. We understand the sensitivity of that data and place data security at the top of the list with each decision we make.


ISO 27001

EBI's ISO 27001 certification is the foundation of that trust and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safeguarding all candidate and client information.

When it comes to information security, the universally accepted best standard is the ISO 27001 Certification. As part of our commitment to Data Security, EBI was the first CRA to obtain this certification, which establishes requirements related to information security management systems (ISMS).

The standard provides guidelines for creating, implementing, maintaining and refining an ISMS that keeps information accessible to the right people while also preserving confidentiality and Integrity. It also helps to ensure legal compliance with requirements such as the Data Protection Act. It can help organizations with their cyber security strategy, IT governance and asset protection. The standard also helps them respond to incidents, mitigate threats, reduce downtime and minimize loss. It aids entities in establishing a system to protect their information from security threats such as cyber-crime, viral attack, vandalism, terrorism, misuse of information, theft and fire.


Privacy Shield Certified

Privacy Shield Framework Certified

For the EU-US Framework and US-Swiss Framework

Protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is essential to what we do at EBI. For that reason, we participate in both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The goal of Privacy Shield is to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a plan to comply with the strict EU data protection requirements for transferring personal data.

EBI has committed to the highest level of data security, thus chooses to participate in the Privacy Shield Program. Joining the Privacy Shield is voluntary. Once an eligible organization makes the public commitment to comply with the Framework's requirements, the commitment will become enforceable under U.S. law.


NAPBS Accreditation

NAPBS Employment Screening Accreditation
NAPBS Founding Member

We're one of only a small percentage of background screening firms in the world to be accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. To become accredited, we passed a rigorous on-site audit of our policies, procedures and best practices.

As a founding member, we've long supported the NAPBS goal of having a strong, cohesive industry standard. Receiving the accreditation seal shows our commitment to excellence, accountability and high professional standards.

Our staff is carefully selected and trained in proper information handling. Our operation center and information technology systems are secured beyond industry standards and we have an ongoing commitment to compliance.

Accreditation means that data security, uncompromised ethics, unparalleled client service, and customer education are at the heart of everything we do. We'll take your background screening program to the highest level in our industry.