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When state databases go wrong

from Big Brother Watch by Dylan Sharpe

Brilliant FOI work by The Sun today reveals that in the past six years, 15,000 people have been mis-labelled as criminals on their CRB check. As they explain: The blunders by the Criminal Records Bureau, a Home Office agency, amount to around seven smears every day.

The victims discovered they had been branded sex offenders, violent thugs or fraudsters when they had a CRB check before a new job. Many went through lengthy appeals to clear their names.

Our Freedom Of Information probe found the CRB coughed up an incredible £290,000 last year alone in “apology payments” to the worst-affected victims….

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