A British company, accused of selling workers’ confidential data, including union activities, to building firms, has been raided and shut down. The raid on The Consulting Association in Droitwich, Worcs, revealed a serious breach of the Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner’s Office said. Action is being considered against more than 40 firms who used the service. The Consulting Association’s owner would also be prosecuted, it added. According to the ICO, the company ran a secret system for over 15 years which enabled employers to unlawfully vet building workers applying for jobs. Not only was the database held without the workers’ consent, but the very existence of it was repeatedly denied.
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