Dr. Christopher. J.D.B.R. Ireland Ph.D. t/a Jute, Jam & Journalism Group is a sole trading business not a company.

As part of my and the business protection any due diligence or background checks must be performed by registered and approved agencies.

No internet searches like google, bing etc may be used or conducted as this method is not legitimate, true and correct or any way legal to be used for the above.

Prior to any searches by registered agencies you must complete the form to gain approval to do such checks as this is classed as personal checks and sensitive data under the data protection act and can lead to criminal and civil action should consent not be given.

As I’m self employed I’m still classed as an individual eg business not company therefore this applies under professional settings.

In the GDPR text a personal data breaches defined as a breach of security that leads to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

Background Checks in a Professional Setting

The most important question to ask yourself before running a background check on anyone concerns the purpose behind the check. Are you conducting a background check in a professional setting? Perhaps you are screening a job candidate you are thinking about hiring for your business. Maybe you are a landlord who wants to do background checks on potential tenants before you approve or deny their applications.

In either of these situations, you are planning to use a person’s background check information to make important decisions about them and their future. There are numerous laws that dictate what you can and cannot do in this kind of setting. Crucially, you must obtain the consent of the person you are vetting before you move forward with the background checkOtherwise, you are failing to comply with the law. You are also disrespecting the legally-protected rights of a prospective employee or tenant. 

Breaches of compliance on this level can lead to legal action.

Click here for the online application to gain approval, please note no searches may be permitted until you receive an email signed with a letter signed attached granting permission for the reasons stated, I use online software that allows me to check on any online searches been made against me, my addresses, my credit file and business names which gives me the IP and MAC ID of the devise, Location and searches done and which platforms along with the time and date. Anyone who does who’s search comes up will have civil and possible criminal action taken to protect myself and businesses.

Data Protect Act 1998/2018 and GDPR 2016 Link 

Registered approved organisations for checks are:


Customer Help Service


PO Box 8000


NG80 7WF

Telephone: 0344 481 8000 

Website: www.experian.co.uk

Email: consumer.helpservice@uk.experian.com


Consumer Services Team

PO Box 491



Telephone: 0330 024 7574

Website: https://www.transunion.co.uk/

Email: consumer@transunion.co.uk


3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036


Equifax Ltd 

Customer Service Centre 

PO Box 10036 




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