Brazil’s new data protection regulation will come into force in August 2020. The General Data Protection Law (LGPD in Portuguese), which adopts best practices on transparency, legal certainty, and efficiency, will make a difference in how companies in Brazil operate. The legislation has an extraterritorial application, meaning the law applies to any individual or organization, …

The latest Global Corruption Barometer shows that corrupt practices in Latin America are on the rise. Venezuela tops the list of countries with the highest overall bribery rate, followed by Mexico and Peru. This and other news, next, on Latin America Screening News.  Corruption in Latin America on the rise According to the 10th edition …

The culture of conducting background checks, rather than just collecting applicant’s documents information, is gradually becoming more accepted amongst Human Resource professionals in Latin America. Background screening programs are increasingly more common as part of the employee selection process, especially at multinationals that need to align their practices to global standards. Companies that outsource business …

ECUADOR The personal information of nearly the entire population of Ecuador has been left exposed in a massive and unprecedented data breach. More than 20 million persons, including about 7 million minors, were exposed by the leak, which was discovered during routine research by Internet security firm vpnMentor. According to the vpnMentor report, the data …

According to the MultiLatin Contracting Risk Index, more than 40% of senior executives have spoken negatively about their own company on social networks. Such posts could become a factor in a hiring decision or could even lead to rescinding an employee’s contract in accordance with the company’s internal policies. Don’t forget, the company’s reputation is a valuable …

MEXICO The financial impact of a data breach increased 12 percent over the past five years and can on average an organization 4 million dollars. This, according to Francisco García, the Director of IBM Security in Mexico. García also noted that, in addition to the financial damage, these types of incidents could negatively affect a …

San Antonio, TX, September 9, 2019.  David Robillard, President of MultiLatin Background Screening, was a guest speaker at PBSA’s (Professional Background Screening Association) 2019 Annual Conference on the panel “Challenges of Screening Across North America: What Employers Need to Consider”. Also participating speakers were Traci Ivester of ClearStar, Inc., Marty Britton of Britton Management Profiles …