Legislative + Regulatory Compliance


Legislative and Regulatory Compliance

1STWEST takes compliance seriously. We have maintained an impeccable reputation since 1991 by delivering our clients accurate and compliant reports.  1STWEST’s expert in-house compliance team assures strict oversight of research methodology and information reporting in accordance to all national, international and state laws and regulations relating to security, confidentiality and the protection of customer information and data are followed.  Every 1STWEST background report is monitored start to finish. We take great pride in guiding our clients through all relative elements of compliance.

1STWEST is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is committed to the issue of legal compliance. Our in-house 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. All 1STWEST Research Staff Members are NAPBS-FCRA Basic and/or Advanced Certified.

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 current privacy laws.

1STWEST clients engage our background due diligence services by contractual agreement which document the scope of our obligations under applicable laws.