We have always been concerned when our government attempts to invade our privacy. We should be twice as concerned when big business actually invades our privacy, violates our rights as citizens and hurts our means of earning a living.
What I'm refering to is the pre-employment credit check that is a part of almost every job application these days. I've called it the double whammy on my show because a person who becomes unemployed, through no fault of his or her own will probably fall behind on credit card and or mortgage payments. When a company uses the credit check as part of it's hiring criteria, it guarantees a perpetual cycle of unemployment.
As usual, you can't ask big business to do the right thing, you have to make big business do the right thing. The State of Illinois has pending legislation that addresses that issue, HB4658, The Employee Credit Privacy act. That legislation should be a model for similar federal and state laws.
Stand up for your rights as a citizen and working person. Ask your state and federal representatives to sponsor similar legislation.