*R (on the application of T and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another

Police – Disclosure of information. The Supreme Court held that provisions of Pt V of the Police Act 1997 were incompatible with art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, insofar as they required the disclosure of all convictions and cautions, for failure to meet the tests of legality and necessity. Further, the interference of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, SI 1975/1023, with the right under art 8 of the Convention had not been necessary, although that Order had not been ultra vires.

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