Employers and background check companies must now include a notice about new national “security freeze” rights whenever they must provide employees and job applicants with a copy of the “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” or the “Summary of Consumer Identity Theft Rights.” The update comes as a result of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this year, aimed at giving consumers more tools to prevent identity theft. A “security freeze” allows consumers to limit who can access personal and financial information contained in credit reports. For ease of compliance, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides model forms accessible here , replacing the 2012 forms.  Starting Friday, September 21, 2018 , the new information must be provided either by using the new forms or by pairing the old forms with a separate page containing the new information and sending both together. If you have questions about FCRA compliance, or other employment issues, please contact Nicole Gardner at Nicole@GardnerSkelton.com , or Caleb Holloway at Caleb@GardnerSkelton.com for assistance.