[Owasp-board] Background check for Global Board members

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Sep 22 20:22:20 UTC 2014


Good point, international rules are very wonky about this topic.

But in general, when we can, background checks for board and staff seem 
reasonable.

- Jim

On 9/22/14, 4:00 PM, Eoin Keary wrote:
> FYI,
>
> Background checking in Ireland is limited to protect privacy
>
> http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Data-Protection-in-the-Workplace/1239.htm
>
>
>
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
>
>
> On 22 Sep 2014, at 18:11, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org 
> <mailto:josh.sokol at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>> I'm fine with this, but we would need to determine in advance what is 
>> deemed acceptable or unacceptable as it's not like a background check 
>> is a binary response (Good/Bad, Yes/No).
>>
>> ~josh
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
>> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>     I'm thinking safely and protection of the org. We do not want a
>>     felon running for the board, I think. I'm still reading about
>>     this and it looks fairly standard to background check those with
>>     legal duty in the organization, which includes potential staff
>>     hires and board....
>>
>>     --
>>     Jim Manico
>>     @Manicode
>>     (808) 652-3805 <tel:%28808%29%20652-3805>
>>
>>     On Sep 22, 2014, at 11:54 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org
>>     <mailto:eoin.keary at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>>>     Fabio, to quote you:
>>>
>>>     "As we are gradually becoming more involved with government
>>>     bodies in the US and abroad,.."
>>>
>>>     Level of commitment? By getting a background check?
>>>
>>>     Whatever suits the majority, I feel it is a waste of time, has
>>>     this been requested yet?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>     Eoin Keary
>>>     Owasp Global Board
>>>     +353 87 977 2988 <tel:%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>>>
>>>
>>>     On 22 Sep 2014, at 15:27, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org
>>>     <mailto:fcerullo at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>     Eoin,
>>>>
>>>>     This goes beyond the government bodies and shows a level of
>>>>     commitment from the Global Board elected representatives. It
>>>>     actually aligns quite nicely with what has been agreed about HR
>>>>     training for Board members in our last Board meeting.
>>>>
>>>>     I'm looking forward to your feedback.
>>>>
>>>>     Thanks
>>>>     Fabio
>>>>
>>>>     On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Eoin Keary
>>>>     <eoin.keary at owasp.org <mailto:eoin.keary at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         I think the government in question would request a
>>>>         background check if necessary.
>>>>
>>>>         Eoin Keary
>>>>         Owasp Global Board
>>>>         +353 87 977 2988 <tel:%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         On 22 Sep 2014, at 10:25, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org
>>>>         <mailto:fcerullo at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>         Guys,
>>>>>
>>>>>         As we are gradually becoming more involved with government
>>>>>         bodies in the US and abroad, I think is important to run a
>>>>>         background check for new and current Global Board members
>>>>>         going forward.
>>>>>
>>>>>         Here is some background info on the subject:
>>>>>
>>>>>         *Background Checks, Screening and Your Nonprofit*
>>>>>         http://www.nonprofitrisk.org/library/articles/backgroundchecks.shtml
>>>>>         *
>>>>>         *
>>>>>         *Screening and Background Checking*
>>>>>         https://www.nonprofitrisk.org/advice/faqs/screening2.shtml
>>>>>
>>>>>         Please let me know your thoughts.
>>>>>
>>>>>         Thanks
>>>>>         Fabio
>>>>>
>>>>>
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