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TITLE 15. COMMERCE AND TRADE · UNITED STATES CODE
Chapter 41. CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION
Subchapter III. CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES
15 USC § 1681k. Public record information for employment purposes
(a) In general
A consumer reporting agency which furnishes a consumer report for employment purposes and which for that purpose compiles and reports items of information on consumers which are matters of public record and are likely to have an adverse effect upon a consumer’s ability to obtain employment shall—
(b) Exemption for national security investigations
Subsection (a) of this section does not apply in the case of an agency or department of the United States Government that seeks to obtain and use a consumer report for employment purposes, if the head of the agency or department makes a written finding as prescribed under section 1681b (b)(4)(A) of this title.
[Rev. Jan. 3, 2007]