How does GDPR apply to International screenings?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. It is a set of protections for individuals located within the EU and is intended to keep their data secure. GDPR applies to all individuals located within the EU. This means that any person, regardless of their citizenship, who has their personal data collected while located in the EU, receives the protections granted under GDPR.
Background Check Report Content: Other countries’ privacy laws are generally stricter than US laws, which means that there may be less information available in other countries. Most international reports will only indicate whether there is a criminal record, and will rarely contain more specific information about the record.
Report Permissibility: Certain countries, like Latvia and Albania, do not permit background checks, and Checkr may not learn whether a background check is permitted by that particular country until we receive a response from the applicable government. If a report is not permitted, you will not be charged for the background check.