I have blogged about this before, now it seems that it mainstream news organisations are picking up on the trend. Why is this important? Because two things will now happen, firstly some oversight will take place to ensure that privacy and security of these services is satisfactory, and there will be more growth in the industry and vendors like RefSure will expand.
Of course as long as the balance between data and privacy is kept right. On an issue like this the first time a background checking vendor drops the ball I can see the whole industry being shutdown.
(Thanks to Trevor Cook for the pointer.)