Very sneaky. I declined the authorization.
The company and I now need to find a way to perform a background check that respects a candidate's privacy. In particular, the information provided is for purposes of a background check and nothing more. No additional usages are approved, and no leaking information to external parties or sharing of information with data brokers.
How does one obtain a background check that does not leak information to external companies or share information with data brokers?
I'm fairly certain this can be done. I've had both Public Trust and Top Secret clearances in the past, and neither involved leaking information to external parties. I just don't know how to obtain the same level of diligence outside US Federal or US DoD.