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Proof? Who need proof? May. 8th, 2008 03:50 pm
Workers accused of theft or damage could soon find themselves blacklisted on a register to be shared among employers. It will be good for profits but campaigners say innocent people could find it impossible to get another job.

To critics it sounds like a scenario from some Orwellian nightmare.

An online database of workers accused of theft and dishonesty, regardless of whether they have been convicted of any crime, which bosses can access when vetting potential employees.

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The register is an initiative of Action Against Business Crime (AABC), a partnership between the Home Office and the British Retail Consortium.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7389547.stm

From: silenttex
Date: May 8th, 2008 - 03:57 pm (Link)
To my knowledge, anyone on that database that hasn't been convicted would have legal redress through the Data Protection Act, as well as civil action for slander or whatever. Under the DPA, they would be able to request that their details be removed from the register. So not quite as alarming as the article tries to make out.
Still, one or two court cases will probably see this database buried.
From: ashbet
Date: May 8th, 2008 - 04:00 pm (Link)
That is a terrifying notion :/

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