How is Checkr navigating PII redactions that limit public access to date of birth (DOB) on criminal records in Michigan and California?
When access to a full date of birth on criminal records is limited by courts, additional research is required and delays are expected. Checkr is diligently working to reduce the impact of PII redactions on customers through investments in our product, legislative solutions, and the expansion of our research team. Please find state-specific updates below:
The state of Michigan originally planned to redact all dates of birth on July 1, 2021. This was postponed with an expected implementation date of April 1, 2022. Industry organizations like the PBSA and other allies are negotiating solutions with Michigan to make DOBs available for background checks.
Many counties in California have limited public availability of DOBs on criminal records. Despite this, Checkr is still able to process the large majority of searches in just a few hours. For searches where there are potential matches to records, turnaround times have been impacted industry-wide.
Checkr is committed to minimizing the impact of PII redactions on our customers through product enhancements, increased bandwidths, and legislative solutions.
More information can be found on Checkr's Blog by visiting: How Date of Birth Redactions Affect the Background Check Process and How Checkr is Helping