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Background checks in chaos amid fears of privacy breach

The administration of higher level criminal background checks has been suspended amid concerns it may violate article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In a rare move, Scottish ministers are set to change the law by 10 September 2015 by issuing emergency orders that will give people the right to have their criminal convictions made private after a set period of time, even in cases where they work with the most vulnerable groups. Under the new rules only the most serious convictions will always be provided.

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Category: Human Rights » Employment; Private and family life. Keyword(s): Criminal convictions. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Private Client.
Source: Herald.

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