Atlanta, Georgia – June 3, 2014 – The Cedalius Group, LLC, the background screening you can trust, today announced its self-certification with Concerned CRAs, a group of concerned consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) organized around voluntary guidelines for “no-offshore” screening practices and responsible use of criminal records databases.
Concerned CRAs believes that individual’s personally identifiable information, including social security numbers and financial data, should never be sent offshore for processing. The Cedalius Group, LLC’s consumers can be assured that personally identifiable information will be exclusively processed and stored within the United States.
As part of the industry collective, The Cedalius Group, LLC has also voluntarily pledged to verify results from a national criminal database with the reporting jurisdiction prior to providing a consumer report to an organization. Confirming potential records from a database search has already been a long-standing best practice for the experienced background screening company. Additionally, Concerned CRAs aims to create more awareness about the limitations of “national” criminal searches and the importance of researching each applicant’s criminal history in the jurisdictions where current and former residences and employers are located.
“We happily join our peers in Concerned CRAs and want to assure consumers that their information is protected and that only verified criminal records are reported,” said Carl Diaz, Executive Director at The Cedalius Group, LLC. “We are reminding consumers that their information is entrusted to a company that promises to keep consumer information secure and accurate by displaying a ‘Concerned CRAs’ seal. We are proud to join with this group’s guidelines to further demonstrate our dedication to consumer protection and its importance in our industry.”
About The Cedalius Group, LLC
From the day we opened our doors, our mission has been clear: To provide the best possible research and background screening services through expert guidance, education, and support, so our clients can make the best business hiring decisions. But we never compromise on ethical business practices, standards of excellence, and professional integrity.
About Concerned CRAs
Concerned CRAs is group of like-minded CRAs (consumer reporting agencies) who are concerned about the future of the employment background screening industry. “Consumer reporting agency” is the technical term for employment background screening firms. This group believes that certain data practices employed by some CRAs place our profession and consumers at risk and have come together to raise awareness in the background screening industry, the human resources field, and with the public on these important issues.
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