10 Big Ideas for Scotland

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Criminal Record Data: Ensuring Employment & Upholding Data Subject Rights (CRED)

A criminal record has harmful ramifications on people’s financial and social security.
This policy focuses on facilitating access to employment for people with a minor or old criminal conviction. It calls for legal change at the  public level, banning the disclosure of criminal records at such an early stage at the employer level, and the promotion of data subject rights at the individual level through job centres and unions.