About Amy Barbieri

Amy is Co-Founder and President of VITAL4, a woman-owned technology company that uses data to prevent financial crime, bribery, corruption and other employee, customer and third party risks. Amy has expertise in international background screening, FRCA, FCPA and AML/KYC compliance.
27 04, 2020

Georgia On My Mind – In The Midst Of A Crisis

By |2020-06-24T16:41:07+00:00April 27th, 2020|Blog, Trends|

As I write this, our beautiful and amazing state, Georgia, is amid a high profile and extremely controversial soft “re-opening”. Our Governor, Brian Kemp is under fire by the President and many Americans perceive his decision to “open up” as reckless, selfish, garnered by political agenda, and a sheer lack of respect for the rest of the country. Now, for the sake of my sanity, I am going to do my best by not posting my [...]

11 03, 2017

What are the top Background Screening trends to look for in 2017?

By |2020-06-23T16:00:12+00:00March 11th, 2017|Background Screening, Pre-Employment Screening, Sharing Economy, Social Media, Trends|

TSA Pre-Check "Style" Checks In the crazy world we live in today; it seems as though background screening is becoming an increasingly popular subject. The first question that comes to mind for me after a tragic incident in the news is; “was there a background check done on the individual(s) who committed the crime?” Having your background screened to have priority statuses such as TSA-pre check and Clear is becoming more prevalent, and I predict more [...]

20 02, 2017

The top 10 things you need to know about International Background Screening

By |2020-06-24T16:41:35+00:00February 20th, 2017|Background Screening, Blog, International|

1. It’s very different from domestic screening. In the US, the background screening is governed by the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), and any CRA (consumer reporting agency) performing background screening must be FCRA compliant. The FCRA does not pertain to screening outside of the US. 2. There are over 240 countries and territories outside of the US. It’s a big world out there. This means with over 240 countries and territories across the globe; every [...]

12 01, 2017

Risky Business: Why your organization shouldn’t overlook international background screening

By |2020-06-24T16:41:25+00:00January 12th, 2017|Background Screening, Blog, International|

All organizations have a responsibility to their shareholders, customers, and associates to conduct compliant and risk-averse background checks on their potential contractors and employees without discrimination. Most US businesses that require criminal background screening prior to hire only run a criminal history search on an applicant within the US court systems. This tactic leads to the hire of employees with non-disclosed criminal history and makes the company liable for the employee’s actions while placing associates, clients [...]

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