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Data Protection Laws and Information:



Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

Education Verification

European Union


The Personal Data Protection Act is only applicable to the private sector i.e. any person who processes, controls and/or authorises the processing of any personal data in respect of commercial transactions. The objectives underlying the Act are to:

1. provide adequate security and privacy in handling personal information;
2. create confidence among consumers and users of both networked and non-networked environment;
3. accelerate uptake of electronic transactions; and
4. promote a secure electronic environment in line with the objectives of MSC Malaysia.



New Zealand

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United States

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World Information Center:

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Terrorist Search:

  • Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons

    16 June 2004, revised 2 May 2005. The U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) publishes this list of individuals and companies controlled by targeted countries. The list includes "individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called 'Specially Designated Nationals' or 'SDNs.' Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them."
  • List of Parties Debarred for Arms Export Control Act Convictions

    21 June 2004. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls of the U.S. Department of State provides two lists--one statutory and one administrative--of companies and individuals convicted of violations involving the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Both lists are alphabetical and include a Federal Register citation, although not a link to the relevant issue. (et)
  • Entity List

    16 June 2004, revised 2 May 2005. The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains this list of foreign individuals and companies, which "have been determined to present an unacceptable risk of diversion to developing weapons of mass destruction or the missiles used to deliver those weapons." Changes to the list appear officially in the Federal Register.

The following lists may be relevant to your export or re-export transaction.

Denied Persons List
A list of individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order is prohibited.

Unverified List
A list of parties where BIS has been unable to verify the end use in prior transactions. The presence of a party on this list in a transaction is a “red flag” that should be resolved before proceeding with the transaction.

Debarred List
A list compiled by the State Department of parties who are barred by §127.7 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR §127.7) from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data or in the furnishing of defense services for which a license or approval is required by the ITAR.

Nonproliferation Sanctions
Several lists compiled by the State Department of parties that have been sanctioned under various statutes. The Federal Register notice imposing sanctions on a party states the sanctions that apply to that party. Some of these sanctioned parties are subject to BIS’s license application denial policy described in §744.19 of the EAR (15 CFR §744.19).

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Sex offences legislation

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World Check

Over 2,000 institutions, including 45 of the world’s 50 largest financial institutions and hundreds of government agencies, rely on the World-Check database of known heightened-risk individuals and businesses to efficiently screen their customers, associates, transactions and employees for potential risk. This highly-structured database is updated daily in real-time by World-Check's international, research team and is derived from hundreds of thousands of public sources. It is this unprecedented commitment to ongoing research that has established World-Check as the industry standard. No other service replicates the quality of intelligence in this market-pioneering database.

Training Resources:

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International Fraud Prevention Resources

CIFAS is the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service with 270 Members spread across banking, credit cards, asset finance, retail credit, mail order, insurance, savings and investments, telecommunications, factoring, and share dealing. Members share information about identified frauds in the fight to prevent further fraud. CIFAS is unique and is the world's first not for profit fraud prevention data sharing scheme.

The UK's Fraud Prevention Service - CIFAS research study on Employee Fraud
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International Educational Verification and Validation Resources

China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)

China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) is responsible for evaluating and appraising the academic degrees and graduate education and researching the degree equivalency between China and foreign countries, mainland China and its special regions Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, providing the counseling for reciprocal degree acknowledgement agreements in this area.

Canadian Education Verification

United States - Information about foreign education systems, recognized foreign institutions, and U.S. credential evaluation for foreign degree-holders.

U.S. General Administration Organization - Office of Special Investigations - Report on Diploma Mills

Summary of US Federal Government investigative findings of Diploma Mills.

Search / Validate / Verify College Degrees and other Educational Qualifications
Validation or Verification of College Degrees and other educational qualifications is regularly used by headhunters, employers, and other verifiers. This report verifies educational qualifications* and degrees of any person. This Information is generally verified through the schools or universities. If you do not know an individual's educational qualification, you can search those possible qualifications through this search. You can also find out if the degrees are genuine or fake or have been awarded through diploma mills. For USA education searches can be run by state or nationwide and returns possible colleges or universities attended or degrees earned.

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Avoid Fake-Degree Burns By Researching Academic Credentials
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Education, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have teamed up, putting new tools in place to help you weed out bogus academic credentials and insure the integrity of your hiring process.


Weed Out Credential Abuse With Accredibase™

At a time when unaccredited educational establishments, diploma mills and unrecognised accrediting agencies are on the rise, Accredibase™ offers you an invaluable new resource.This searchable global database brings together powerful information on bogus institutions from a variety of sources with the purpose of helping employers, educators and background screening companies secure only the best candidates with bona fide qualifications.


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