If I apply for a job and they do a background check, are they within the law to give that information out to anyone except me?

Asked on July 25, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they may share this information with others. Nothing in the background check is itself confidential: it is  all derived from pubicly available sources. It is legal for someone to share true pubic information with other people, regardless of why they obtained that information in the first place.


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