CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Mar 29 - The Illinois Senate passed legislation requiring online dating sites to say whether they perform criminal background checks on prospective members. The legislation also would require dating services that say they conduct background checks to use government databases, including criminal court records and sex offender registries. In addition, the sites also would have to say whether they allow someone with a criminal record to sign up. Furthermore, the legislation would require sites to post safety tips, including warnings that background checks aren't foolproof and suggestions to leave their addresses off the sites. Sites that fail to follow the requirements or that lie about conducting background checks could face fines of up to $50K per violation.
by Alissa Groeninger
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