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2019 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
6 June 2019

Conference notes the practice of many Police Professional Standards Departments using evidence gathered for the purpose of a criminal investigation during internal misconduct proceedings of Police Staff Employees.

Conference is appalled at this practice. Conference believes the data and information gathered for the purpose of a criminal investigation should not be used for any other purpose.

Conference believes that this could be a breach of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the practice must be resisted and challenged at all levels and in all workplaces.

Conference therefore calls on the Service Group Executive to:

1)Undertake a survey of UNISON Branches with Police Staff members to properly understand how widespread this practice is and to determine what support Branches require to challenge this practice;

2)Act on the survey findings to provide support to Branches in challenging this practice;

3)Seek to raise UNISON’s concerns with the Police Staff Council employers.