The Telegraph has published an article which looks at the impact of the ‘right to be forgotten’ 12 months on from the original court decision. Interesting extracts can be found below, but the full article is available here.   Since then, Google claims to have processed 253,617 requests to remove 920,258 links, and approved just

The Government has announced a date for the abolition of counterpart licences – 8th June 2015. There is more information about how this will work here. This will go some way towards helping people with spent motoring convictions who struggle as a result of their spent convictions remaining on their paper licence.

The UK should introduce measures that allow all people with convictions to be potentially regarded as legally ‘rehabilitated’, and therefore not have to disclose their record to employers, according to a report published today. Christopher Stacey, Co-Director of Unlock (a charity for people with convictions), has put forward the proposal as part of a series

We are delighted to report that Unlock has been awarded a three-year grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation that will enable us to deliver a programme of work that will challenge the discrimination faced by people with convictions in getting employment. This marks the beginning of a significant area of work for Unlock, enabling us

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From tomorrow, 10th March 2015, a practice known as ‘enforced subject access’ becomes a criminal offence, as section 56 of the Data Protection Act comes into force. As we originally reported in an update to our Information Hub in June 2014, this is an important step in making sure that employers and organisations don’t take

Tomorrow, the 10th March 2015, a new criminal offence of ‘enforced subject access’ comes into force, which employers and organisations need to be aware of. This news has implications on the recruitment processes of employers and organisations. In particular, it has an impact on those that ask individuals to obtain a copy of their police

Following the introduction yesterday of statutory guidance by the Department of Education yesterday on disqualifications under the Childcare Act 2006, Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock, said: “We very much welcome the new guidance. The Government has responded to a number of the issues that we, and others, had raised following their initial advice in October 2014.”

We’re always looking for ways of improving our online support and today we’re pleased to report on some positive changes that we’ve made to our Disclosure Calculator recently. As a result, we’ve already seen a 260% increase in the number of people using the tool. Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock, commented: “In the last 3 years, over

We’ve learnt from the Information Commissioners Office that section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will be brought into force on the 10th March 2015. This means that “enforced subject access” will finally become a criminal offence. As we explained back in June 2014 when this was first announced, this is an important development for

We recently met with the Charity Commission, where we discussed a number of areas of concern as part of work to enable people with unspent convictions to become trustees of charities. In particular, we discussed an issue that we raised in our report of February this year relating to a charities’ governing documents, and how the

Since the “right to be forgotten” ruling in May 2014, we’ve been receiving copies of requests that people with convictions have been sending to Google and other search engines. There is quite a mixed bag – some have been successful, many have been refused. There was an interesting article in the Telegraph last Friday suggesting

Christopher Stacey, Co-Director, Unlock comments on the issues discussed in a recent Ban the Box webinar. Quite rightly, the Ban the Box campaign is focused on a specific issue, that being the tick-box that appears on many job application forms,  frightening the life out of somebody who has a criminal record. Many people with convictions see

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