Because background checks involve the collection of sensitive personal data, Checkr only collects information that is necessary to validate a candidate’s identity and complete an accurate background check.
Candidates are required to submit their own personally identifiable information (PII). This includes:
- Full name (including middle name)
- Date of birth
- Social Security Number
- Current zip code
- Phone number
- Email address
Other screenings (such as motor vehicle reports, employment verifications, or international criminal checks) may require additional information like driver’s license, highest degree earned, or passport number. The application also includes a disclosure notice and authorization that must be signed by candidates.
The below screenshot displays the necessary pieces of information for standard Checkr background checks: