Backgrounds Online Successfully Completed A SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

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Consumer Reporting Agency Backgrounds Online received an unmodified SOC 2 audit opinion from an independent third-party CPA.

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We have an unwavering commitment to keeping sensitive data secure throughout the background screening process.

Backgrounds Online - - a prominent provider of background checks and screening solutions voluntarily undergoes an annual SOC 2 Type 2 examination to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to data security.

The 2019 examination covered a one-year scope of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 and validated both the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Backgrounds Online’s controls applicable to the Trust Services Criteria of Security and Confidentiality established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

  • Security. Systems are protected against unauthorized access.
  • Confidentiality. Confidential data is protected as committed or agreed.

Annual Third Party Audits
Backgrounds Online is dedicated to maintaining strong security controls and regularly assessing the effectiveness of those controls. Our SOC 2 audits have all resulted in unmodified opinions. This indicates that A-LIGN, the reputable national security and compliance solutions provider that conducts our audits, was unable to recommend any changes we should implement to improve our security protocols.

“Data security is a top priority,” said Backgrounds Online CEO Chris Ballas. “Going through these audits serves a dual purpose. First it demonstrates that we are taking steps to protect the data we receive and provide. Next it helps inform our clients that the systems and controls we have in place meet the high standards of the AICPA. We have an unwavering commitment to keeping sensitive data secure throughout the background screening process.”

About SOC 2
A SOC 2 report provides a detailed comparison of a service organization’s controls against standards established by the Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This audit included the Security and Confidentiality criteria set forth in TSP Section 100, 2017 Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy and was performed under AT-C 105 and AT-C 205.

About Backgrounds Online
Backgrounds Online has 20 years of experience as a leader in the background screening industry. We produce comprehensive background checks and screening solutions for job applicants, contractors, volunteers and employees. Our highly trained team is adept at offering unsurpassable customer service and helping our clients to develop a fair and transparent screening process. We are accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA – previously the NAPBS) and committed to providing FCRA compliant background checks our clients can use to make informed decisions, create safe workplaces, and build strong teams. For more information, visit

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