|By Business Wire||
|February 7, 2014 11:24 PM EST||
iReviewNow LLC, a leader in background screening and consumer compliance systems and sister company to inventor, Steven C. Millwee of SecurTest, has obtained its second U.S. patent for a technology that allows individuals to review their background reports in real-time, ensure the accuracy of the reports, instantly file disputes securely online, and explain adverse or negative information. This second patent, 8,646,101, expands protections to help individuals increase their chances of employment and government clearances despite having a less than perfect background. Engaging the subject by these two patents eliminates errors and inaccurate information, as it creates unprecedented transparency.
“Our cloud-based solution, unique to iReviewNow.com, automatically delivers reports contemporaneously to consumers and users alike, while providing the subject of the investigation ample time to identify any misinformation, providing them the opportunity to self-Accuratize their report and become part of the screening process. This provides critical evidence of compliance to legal mandates surrounding consumer reporting, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Equal Employment Opportunity,” said Steven C. Millwee, CPP, President and CEO of iReviewNow and the inventor.
Employers improve employee and applicant relationships by creating a transparent system through iReviewNow. “Applicants often start as customers. Thus, treating consumers fairly through every stage of the screening process makes business sense in a litigious world that has many on edge as to what employers and others are uncovering to make hiring, business or government access decisions,” said Raymond Humphrey, Chairman of SecurTest.
"The expansion of iReviewNow’s technology substantially increases the accuracy in real-life scenarios that touch all our lives, as accuracy and fairness are the touch points in determining whether you have a chance of a new job or receive a government clearance. These patents take away the mystery surrounding background and credit checks,” said Kay Stephenson, the CEO of Datamaxx Group, the premier provider of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence, and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and security.
The Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals reversed a decision opening the floodgates against users and background screening providers that report inaccurate information without allowing instant dispute resolution by the impacted individual. (Opinion: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/02/04/11-56843.pdf.) The iReviewNow patents mitigate such risks, while treating consumers the way everyone wants to be treated.