Social media posts referred to police could show up on DBS background checks despite not being a crime

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Post by Thorin on Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:17 am

Social media posts referred to police but deemed as non-criminal could still show up on DBS background checks.

Forces across the country record ‘non-crime hate incidents’ on internal systems when the content is considered offensive by a victim “irrespective of whether there is any evidence to identify the hate element”.

The incident could then show up on an enhanced DBS check carried out by an employer on a prospective employee, regardless of the fact that the individual has not committed a crime.

The revelation comes as the College of Policing, which issues the guidance to all police forces across the country on how to record non-crime hate incidents, is facing a High Court challenge over whether the rules are lawful.

The claim is being brought by Harry Miller, a 53-year-old man from Lincoln who was investigated by Humberside Police earlier this year after a Twitter user complained that he shared a ‘transphobic limerick’. Even though no crime was committed, sharing the limerick online was recorded as a ‘hate incident’.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/19/social-media-posts-referred-police-could-show-dbs-background/


The first day of trial you can have a interesting rund down of the trial, tweeted throughout the day.

For those interested

https://twitter.com/WeAreFairCop/status/1197097643622699008

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Post by Thorin on Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:27 am

https://twitter.com/WeAreFairCop/status/1197457604177530882

Second day of court proceedings and what a masterclass by the Judge here in this case

The Police lawyers came across very poor

Many tweets on the day of this case and well worth reading

Quill should read through this when he has time and give his opinion

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