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.
For more information on the specific data required for each Screening Checkr offers, please see the Candidate Experience section in the respective Screening Types article.