The FBI is Building a National Watchlist that Gives Companies Real-Time Updates on Employees
"The FBI's Rap Back program is quietly transforming the way employers conduct background
checks. While routine background checks provide employers with a
one-time “snapshot” of their employee’s past criminal history, employers
enrolled in federal and state Rap Back programs receive ongoing,
real-time notifications and updates about their employees’ run-ins with
law enforcement, including arrests at protests and charges that do not
end up in convictions. ('Rap' is an acronym for Record of Arrest and Prosecution; 'Back” is short for background.)'
Rap Back has been advertised by the FBI as an effort to target
individuals in 'positions of trust,' such as those who work with
children, the elderly, and the disabled. According to a Rap Back
spokesperson, however, there are no formal limits as to 'which
populations of individuals can be enrolled in the Rap Back Service.'
Civil liberties advocates fear that under Trump’s administration the
program will grow with serious consequences for employee privacy,
accuracy of records, and fair employment practices."