Former taxi driver fined for failing to disclose prior convictions and revocation of licence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A former taxi driver has pleaded guilty to four offences of knowingly or recklessly making a false statement or omitting material in an application to a council’s licensing team.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th February 2019

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The Court of Appeal Rolls out the DP Barrel – Panopticon

‘Sometimes a case comes along which, whether through range of issues or over-enthusiastic pleading, seems to touch on more or less every data protection provision going. To this end, at least for the DPA 1998, we give you the lengthy treatise of Sales LJ that is: Cooper v National Crime Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 16.’

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Panopticon, 18th February 2019

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Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced checks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis, vetting by tracey

‘Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Doreen Lawrence: Knife crime plans criminalise children – BBC News

‘The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has criticised a new scheme by the government to tackle knife crime.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2019

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Thousands with minor convictions could be allowed to hide them when applying to work in schools and hospitals after a landmark supreme court ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2019 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, news, Supreme Court, vetting by tracey

‘Thousands of people with minor or old convictions could be freed from having to declare them to employers in children’s and other services after a landmark supreme court judgement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2019

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Minor offences may stay secret after legal challenge fails – The Guardian

‘Some people with minor, past convictions may not have to disclose them in future after the government lost a legal challenge aimed at preserving its system of criminal record checks.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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Protester wins fight to wipe political activities from police database – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2019 in criminal records, data protection, demonstrations, human rights, news, police by tracey

‘A 94-year-old peaceful protester has won an eight-year legal battle to force the police to delete details of his political activities from a secretive database. On Thursday, the European court of human rights ruled in favour of John Catt, noting he “had never been convicted of any offence and his risk of violent criminality was remote”.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2019

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West Midlands Police ‘fails to record 16,600 violent crimes’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in criminal records, news, police, reports, statistics, violence by tracey

‘West Midlands Police is “failing victims” and not recording more than 16,600 violent crimes each year, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Man withdraws ‘right to be forgotten’ case against – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2018 in appeals, conspiracy, criminal records, data protection, fraud, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘A businessman who launched legal action against Google for the “right to be forgotten” over a past crime has ended his court battle.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2018

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‘Sexting’ allegations made against teenage boy will remain on file until he is 100 – despite no conviction – Daily Telegraph

‘Allegations made against a teenage boy that he ‘sexted’ girls at his school could remain on his police file until he is 100 – even though he was never convicted of any offence. The boy, known only as CL, lost a High Court legal bid to force the police to delete the details of the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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Taxi licences issued to convicted criminals in private – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2018 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Taxi licences are being issued behind closed doors to drivers convicted of offences including child sex crimes and reckless driving, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2018

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Domestic abusers and stalkers should sign national register like sex offenders, commons report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in criminal records, domestic violence, news, notification, stalking by sally

‘Domestic abusers and stalkers should be forced to sign a national register like sex offenders, a cross-party parliamentary report has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2018

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Sex abuse leaflets ‘won’t protect a soul’ – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2018 in budgets, child abuse, criminal records, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Police are giving leaflets to people at risk of committing child sexual exploitation crimes, asking for their behaviour to stop, the BBC has found.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2018

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Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2018 in consultations, criminal records, news, police, privacy by sally

‘A new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.’

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The Guardian, 1 October 2018

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No-deal Brexit will make it harder to bring foreign criminals to justice, police leader warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2018 in brexit, criminal justice, criminal records, EC law, news, police, warrants by sally

‘A no-deal Brexitwill make it harder to bring the two Russian agents responsible for the Novichok attack to justice, one of the country’s most senior police officers has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2018

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Met police deny looser background checks put people in danger – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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The Intricacies of Proportionality – Katherine Barnes – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 13th, 2018 in criminal records, human rights, news, proportionality, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has given important guidance on the correct approach of the appellate courts to assessing proportionality under the ECHR. The main issue before the court was whether an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (“ECRC”) issued in respect of the appellant, AR, under s.113B of the Police Act 1997 is compatible with Article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th August 2018

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Including acquitted allegations in an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in appeals, criminal records, disclosure, news, police, proportionality, Supreme Court, taxis by tracey

‘The Supreme Court in R (AR) v CC Greater Manchester Police [2018] UKSC 47 upheld the inclusion of information in an enhanced criminal record certificate (ECRC) that a person had been acquitted of rape. The judgment shows the importance of chief officers considering with great care the various factors in order to strike a fair balance between the rights of the individual applying for the ECRC as opposed to the wider rights of the community, including vulnerable persons.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 1st August 2018

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Court allows police to reveal acquittals during record checks – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2018 in appeals, criminal records, employment, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘Police forces can reveal whether individuals have been acquitted of criminal charges when issuing information for enhanced record checks, the supreme court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2018

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Reaching the point of no [search] return – Counsel

Posted July 16th, 2018 in criminal records, data protection, internet, news by tracey

‘Google fail? Heather Rogers QC puts the legal record straight on the first two ‘right to be forgotten’ cases – tried under the twilight data protection regime but with issues far from resolved.’

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Counsel, July 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk