Fingerprints – A Touchy Subject

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Is it true that just as each snowflake is different, every leaf is singular, and no one looks exactly like Steve Buscemi, every fingerprint is unique? If they’re used to solve crimes, aren’t they a completely dependable way to base a background check on a job candidate?

And today, not only crimes but smartphones, laptops and many other of our latest and most advanced devices can be secured with a fingerprint, right? Biometric technology, as it’s called, seems unbeatable since fingerprints can’t be duplicated. While you may be able to alter your visage with Photoshop and modify your voice with Audacity, fingerprints can’t be altered. We all know that. And as such, fingerprints can be relied upon as an accurate source for criminal history, correct?

In fact, the facts prove otherwise.

Four Best Practices for Building a Background Screening Program to Comply With a Myriad of Federal and State Laws

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by Paul H. Kehoe and Pamela Quigley Devata, attorneys with Seyfarth Shaw LLP It is critical for businesses to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers, and to protect the company’s interests. Whether you are hiring employees, working with independent contractors, or engaging volunteers, background checks can help make sure you have the […]