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The Importance of Searching Public Records

Ever since the Edward Snowden scandal, Americans have been paranoid about whether the government is invading their right to privacy. However, access to certain information, such as public records, is an important right employers have.

By definition, public records are information about a certain person that do not contain private material. Any organization in the private or public sector will be challenged to look deeper into a person they want on their team and use all legally available means to do so. One such avenue will be through companies that perform a public record search.

One of the most important assets of any company proficient in the compiling of public records for legal purposes is familiarity with state or federal laws. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), for example, allows for the release of public material concerning various individuals or organizations of interest. An outfit seeking to compile relevant information on a client’s behalf about a subject individual may do so, but it will depend on the requested agency’s cooperation.

A public record search is a vital matter that no person should be denied the opportunity to have access to, even in the face of possibly exaggerated national security issues and dangers to civil liberties. A reputable research service is your best weapon to lay out all the publicly available facts about your life.

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