Employers’ access to ‘subject access’ records will become a criminal offence from December 2014

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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.

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3 Comments to “ Employers’ access to ‘subject access’ records will become a criminal offence from December 2014”

  1. Andrea Garvey says :

    i have been granted permission to continue and do a course of recognised training.

  2. H says :

    Yes please let us know.I am trying to study as a solicitor also. Not too sure about !y PNC though it’s additional info I’m afraid of .don’t know what to do? Any advice please?

  3. Former Solicitor says :

    I qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and was struck off this June after committing an internet-based offence unrelated to my work. My understanding (though this is related to remaining, rather than becoming, a solicitor once one has committed an offence) is that the Law Society takes certain offences very seriously indeed, in order (rightly) to protect the standing of the profession, and whether or not the offence was connected to the work done (or, indeed, affected the quality of work that a solicitor does or could do) is not relevant.

    What’s obvious is that one cannot become – or remain – a solicitor while hiding a conviction. Having a conviction is not necessarily a bar; I understand that there is a solicitor in practice who has a murder conviction.