Confidential Information Sources

Public and Private


  • John Carroll, Penn State University

This edition includes the effects of massive computerization on the collection, storage, and reporting of personal data. For investigations and back-ground checks of any type, this outstanding volume tells how to hire reliable employees, sell to solvent customers, and purchase from reliable vendors. Carroll also examines troubling issues of ethics, accuracy, and privacy in our age of electronic information transfer.
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Book information

  • Published: July 1991
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-9018-8

Table of Contents

IntroductionPersonal Records: An OverviewInvestigatory Credit Reporting AgenciesLaw Enforcement Information SystemsIn-File Reporting AgenciesCredit Card SecurityMotor Vehicle and Other Government RecordsMedical RecordsStudent RecordsPersonnel InvestigationsThe Issue of PrivacyAppendices