We’ve learnt today that the Ministry of Justice are planning to bring section 56 of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 into force on the 1st December 2014. There’s more information about this in an update on our Information Hub.
Our Christopher Stacey has written a piece for the blog Left Foot Forward, arguing that the requirements for life-long disclosure of minor cautions are disproportionate. You can read the article here.
Supreme Court rules that minor cautions and convictions shouldn’t be disclosed on criminal record checks, and the filtering process remains
The Supreme Court has today ruled on a landmark case, referred to as T. The full judgement can be downloaded here:  UKSC 35.The two individuals involved in the case had originally appealed against the decision to disclose details of their criminal records in job applications. The individuals had been issued warnings and cautions several years ago,
We’ve written an article for The Justice Gap, arguing that the ‘filtering’ process doesn’t go far enough. You can read the article here.
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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It’s been just over 3 months since the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 came into force in England & Wales. At that time, we published an updatewhich featured new materials that we’d produced, as well as our updated detailed guidance.Since that point, we’ve learnt quite a bit about how these changes are working in
Information Hub Update Read this update in full on our Information Hub. You might have seen in the news recently that Google has launched a system where people can request information be removed from Google’s search results. This has come about because of a ruling on the 13th May by the Court of Justice of
We’re recruiting for a number of voluntary positions to work as part of our Helpline. Roles include Helpline Advisors, Helpline Administrators, and Information Hub Researchers. More information, including role descriptions and application details, can be found here.
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