Legislative and Regulatory Compliance
1STWEST™ assures that all national, international and state laws and regulations relating to security, confidentiality and the protection of customer information and data are followed during all phases of our background search services. 1STWEST™ is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is committed to the issue of legal compliance. Our full time Compliance team ensures all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements are followed and updated on an ongoing basis and ensures that management and research staff are continually trained on all changes and laws and regulations as they are enforced at every level.
Such laws and regulations include, but are not limited to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Driver’s Privacy Protection ACT (DPPA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the fair information principles published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bereau (CFBP). In addition, 1STWEST™ adheres to all national privacy as well as international privacy laws, including European Privacy, Canadian Privacy and Asia Pacific Privacy (APAC) laws and regulations.
1STWEST™ clients engage our background due diligence services by contractual agreement which document the scope of our obligations under applicable laws.