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3.29.2005

Whose Responsibility is Safety in Online Dating?

The debate, driven by True.com, about whether or not legislation should be passed that requires online dating companies to disclose whether or not a background check was performed continues in Michigan. At issue here is the familiar debate over how much involvement the government really should take and how much responsibility, and therefore potential for danger, should be left in the hands of the individuals involved.

I was glad to read that not only would the proposed bill require companies offering online dating services be required to disclose whether or not a background check was done, but that it would also require those companies to state the limitations of background checks. It would be silly for someone to use the dating service thinking that she would be completely safe simply because there is a statement that says a background check was performed. For starters, how would the company verify that that the name of the individual is correct? The Social Security Administration, doesn’t allow potential employers to check a Social Security Number against a name until after a person has been hired, so I would be surprised if they allowed access to its information for mere dating purposes. I don’t see a way to guarantee that an individual listing with a dating service is who he says he is.

The second issue deals with the interpretation of the results. I very briefly addressed this earlier, and the problem here is that someone who looks at another person’s background check through the online dating service probably won’t know how to interpret the results. Most employers have an attorney that specializes in employment law who guides the company through the proper way to interpret and use the information retrieved from a background check. Who is going to help people using the dating service decide how to interpret the results? Will state laws that govern what records are and are not reportable in the employment industry carry over to the dating arena? Some states don’t allow records past 7 years to be reported, but I can see that kind of standard causing problems in the dating industry.

How will the online service decide what kind of background check will be done and who will do the background check? How will it be decided where to do a background check? Will prior addresses be verified and criminal checks done in those counties? How will someone dispute the results of his or her background check? How will damages from incorrect information be rectified? I suspect that if the entire online dating industry is forced to do background checks, or state that a background check wasn’t performed, most companies will opt to do a cheap, low-quality database search. This will give people using the service a very flawed sense of security and, I would think, have high potential for serious lawsuits.

If this legislation passes anywhere, these issues will have to be addressed. The issue is very problematic, and for an industry that is still struggling with standardization this debate promises to muddy the waters even more. People using dating services will need to be reminded that they still need to exercise caution when meeting someone else, even if a background check was done, and they’ll also need to realize that background checks aren’t perfect and that the information in a person’s background check doesn’t always define the person.

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