If you’re a resident of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives you more control over your personal information.
Equifax Is Committed to Data Privacy
Equifax is committed to treating your personal information with respect. We are dedicated to continuing our stewardship of the data entrusted to our care responsibly and appropriately as we strive to help properly balance people’s privacy with the important role data provides in today’s modern economy.
The Work Number® database is subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and per those regulations, we provide consumers with 24/7 online access to their Employment Data Report and the ability to exercise their existing privacy rights under federal law. These rights include, among other items, providing individuals with the right to know who requested their payroll data and the ability to dispute any inaccurate employment or income information on their report. Data that is regulated by the FCRA, as well as data used for employment purposes, is exempt from the CCPA.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a law passed by the state of California that seeks to enhance privacy rights and consumer data protections for the residents of California.
To submit a CCPA request on behalf of a consumer and/or employee, please complete and sign CCPA Request Form. Access CCPA request form.
No. Equifax Workforce Solutions’ contracts state that we will comply with all applicable laws, which would include any applicable privacy laws, and, therefore, Workforce Solutions believes that contractual modifications are not required.
Employee data is exempt from the CCPA until January 1, 2022. Specifically, the law exempts personal information collected by a business acting as a job applicant or an employee within the context of the person's role or former role as a job applicant or employee. However, the CCPA may change the ways in which your company considers or handles employee data. You should work with your internal counsel and privacy advisors to determine the best steps for your company to help prepare for the CCPA.
At this time, no.
While it is possible that there will be new language or another extension regarding employee data before 2022, Workforce Solutions will continue working closely with our Equifax global privacy team to be in compliance with the CCPA and all related amendments.
The CCPA contains an exemption for information regulated by the FCRA. Equifax is working to help ensure the scope of the FCRA exemption is applied appropriately to the personal information within Equifax control including The Work Number.
Take Control of Your Personal Information
Review and explore your options for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).