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Misleading questions

The problem

Employers, insurers and others regularly ask misleading questions as part of application forms or interviews. For example, insurers often ask individuals to disclose “all convictions”.

What we think needs to change

Organisations need to be clearer about their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Organisations should be brought to account for their failings.

What we're doing

We’re working on individual cases that are brought to us.

We’re working with the Information Commissioners Office to raise awareness and share examples of bad practice.

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