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Old 06-15-2011, 09:11 PM
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A criminal record is public for a reason in the US. If you have a criminal record, it is not private information (unless, of course, the record has been sealed by a court). Therefore, I can't see it any differently than someond doing a Google/Bing search.

Someone collecting private information (which some - very expensive - background checks do) on you is another matter altogether and should looked on dimly and, in certain cases, is against US law.

I don't really get why someone would think a criminal records check would be invasive. However, I do understand why someone convicted of a crime is embarrased by it. Searching public records just doesn't rank for me as an invasion of privacy.

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