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Unlock recently published new guidance in support of employers to ensure that their policies and practices on collecting criminal records data during recruitment is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. According to Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, the company encourages employers to remove the question regarding criminal records at the application stage. Key points of the guidance states that collecting criminal records at applicant stage is likely a breach in the GDPR and the DPA 18; collecting at any stage much be justified; a lawful basis must be identified; data subject rights are upheld; and employees must uphold an applicants rights.

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