Washington & Oregon Landlords Affected by New Tenant Screening Laws

Washington & Oregon Landlords Affected by New Tenant Screening Laws

Washington & Oregon Landlords Affected by New Tenant Screening Laws

Recently the states of Washington and Oregon have enacted laws that place requirements on users of tenant screening. While some of these requirements deal with the landlord doing its own background screening, this information is important to CRAs since, frankly, these laws encourage the use of a professional CRA over “doing it yourself”. Washington: RCW §59.18. read more

United States Court Reviews the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)

United States Court Reviews the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)

Maracich v. Spears, Case No. 12-25, 570 U.S. ________, 2013 LEXIS 4546 (JUNE 17, 2013) There are very few cases interpreting the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2721, et seq.  The DPPA protects the disclosure of personal information (this even includes the individual’s name) contained in driving records and vehicle registration records maintained by the States. read more

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