~ changes afoot in criminal offender information ~

The Intelligence Report and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires the Attorney General to recommend ways of standardizing criminal record information. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse submitted its comments to the AG and posted it at their website. They cogently point out that there are real consequences for people who can’t get jobs because of inaccuracies in criminal offender records. Primarily those sources cited are private databases, not the government records. Anyone doing background screening will want to take a look at the PRC letter.

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