BUSINESS WIRE -- Mar 21 -- IDEA-OASIS, the Internet Dating Executive Alliance/Online Association for Social Industry Standards www.ideaoasis.org, today announced its formal opposition to state legislative efforts regarding personals companies conducting background checks on all users of Internet dating and online matchmaking services. It's "legislative overkill vs self-regulation through better business models and policies," said Michael Jones, president of IDEA OASIS. "In addition to damaging individual privacy, this kind of misguided effort may ultimately undermine e-commerce -- from giants such as eBay and Amazon down to the small business and start-ups. In the end, the supposed cure is worse than the disease, which is why we believe this will simply force the hand of online businesses and impair the rights of free speech and free communication online." Meir Strahlberg, CEO, Date.com, said "rather than risk giving consumers a false sense of security with criminal checks that are not 100% accurate, responsible companies in the industry should continue to promote safety guidelines to those in the online dating community."