R (on the application of QSA and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Departmenta and another

Police – Disclosure of information. The application of the multiple conviction rule in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, 1975/1023, and the Police Act 1997 resulted in an interference with the claimants' rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights which was neither in accordance with the law nor necessary in a democratic society. Accordingly, the Divisional Court held that, to that extent, the schemes were unlawful.

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