May 8th, 2008 - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal

May 8th, 2008

Proof? Who need proof?

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.


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

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Note to self

when remotely installing a firewall, verify its default policy.
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