UK: Criminal Background Checks to Go Online
Sarah Arnott writes in Computing:
Criminal records checks will be available online from next year and a web-based scheme to confirm job applicants’ suitability for work with vulnerable groups will be in place by 2008.More here.
The plans are part of a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) five-year strategy, published last week.
The agency also aims to link to more public sector data sources and incorporate the government’s planned biometric ID card scheme in authentication and application processes.
"The five years covered by this strategy will be a period of major change," says the report.