Certn knows how important it is to protect your sensitive applicant information. One way we do this is to ensure that we only disclose what is necessary on background check results. Our reports show only the last 4 digits of an applicant’s Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Social Security Number (SSN). In the following example, the SIN or SSN appears as a single line of digits preceded by a label to indicate which it is (SIN or SSN).
We recognize that there may be exceptions where the SIN or SSN is required on the report. In response, we’ve created a formal approval process whereby a legitimate legal or business reason must be provided to our Compliance team who will review each inquiry on a case by case basis. After approval, we can reveal the SIN or SSN on the report on a per-client basis.
This process was created in compliance with PBSA best practices to protect and limit exposure of personal numbers. To seek approval from Certn to view the unredacted SIN or SSN, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.