Can I use Whitepages data for prospective employees or tenants?

No, due to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that governs the preparation, dissemination and use of background reports for employment purposes. It protects the privacy and accuracy of the information in background reports while delineating job applicant rights and employer responsibilities. Employers must use FCRA-compliant background screening companies to screen candidates. Whitepages is not a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined by the FCRA and cannot be used for background checks related to credit, insurance, employment eligibility or any other purposes prohibited under the FCRA

Similarly, background checks for prospective tenants are subject to the guidelines established in the FCRA and must be conducted by a recognized Consumer Reporting Agency. You cannot use Whitepages for tenant screening because we are not a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined by the FCRA.

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