Limits on use of criminal records

20 Limits on use of eligible individuals’ criminal records

(1)

A person, body, or agency (including, without limitation, a controlling public office or government department or law enforcement agency) to whom the criminal record of an eligible individual, or information about the criminal record of an eligible individual, has been disclosed under section 19 must not use that criminal record or information about the criminal record for any purpose other than the purpose in relation to which it was disclosed to the person, body, or agency.

(2)

Any controlling public office or government department or law enforcement agency, or an employee or contractor of a controlling public office or government department or law enforcement agency, that holds or has access to the criminal records of eligible individuals (other than those that have been disclosed to it under section 19) must not use those records or any information about those records for any purpose other than for a purpose for which those records or that information may also be disclosed under section 19.

Section 20(1): amended, on 10 April 2018, by section 24(2) of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018 (2018 No 7).

Section 20(2): amended, on 10 April 2018, by section 24(2) of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018 (2018 No 7).