Employment Screening Product from LexisNexis Risk Solutions Receives DHS SAFETY Act Certification and is Qualified as Anti-Terrorism Technology
Screening Solutions Receive Heightened Level of Liability Protection to Benefit Customers
September 30, 2009 — New York, NY - LexisNexis Risk Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified CPScreen, a LexisNexis Screening Solutions product, as a qualified anti-terrorism technology. LexisNexis is one of the first employment screening companies to receive this designation. Awarded under the "Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act" (SAFETY Act), this designation validates that CPScreen is an effective and reliable anti-terrorism technology, and provides liability protection to CPScreen customers related to acts of terrorism.
Safe and effective employment screening is critical for all industries, but especially for those known to be targets of terrorism, such as petrochemical, energy and transportation. CPScreen is one of only a few technologies awarded SAFETY Act certification and able to meet the rigorous standards established by DHS. Receiving this designation not only provides liability protection for CPScreen customers, it also reinforces LexisNexis' commitment to security and best of breed technology.
Jonny Bennett, executive director, Tennessee Valley Training Center says, "It is wonderful to work with a partner like LexisNexis, that has the foresight to see where the background screening requirements are headed and to provide products and customer service to meet both current and future standards. LexisNexis has been instrumental in guiding us to where we are today." Scott Hudson, vice president of Screening Solutions at LexisNexis Risk Solutions said, "We are thrilled to receive validation from DHS that CPScreen is effective and qualified to protect employees, workplaces and the community at large from the threat of terrorism. Fortune 500 companies around the globe depend on our screening solutions to validate candidates, current employees, tenants and vendors," said Hudson. "This certification is one more benefit that we can offer our customers."
Added Bob McCorquodale, CEO, Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana, "By working with LexisNexis I know I am providing my members the best and most cost effective services. The overall reputation of LexisNexis and the outstanding service levels that I've received allow me to focus on other issues because I know that the background screening products are tested, reliable and, now, certified."
The SAFETY Act was passed to encourage the development and deployment of technologies that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events. The law limits liability exposure to companies using such technologies in the event of a terrorist attack. To obtain SAFETY Act certification, applicants must submit comprehensive information regarding the safety, efficacy and deployment history of the technology. DHS then determines whether the technology can help mitigate the risk and effects of terrorist incidents, performs as intended and is safe for use.
LexisNexis Screening Solutions helps companies compete for and hire the most qualified talent worldwide. Customers benefit from a true global solution that delivers country-specific screening guidance, a single-source solution for all screening needs in virtually all markets and the ability to tap in to a multi-national legal network to maintain compliance with complex global regulations.
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