Thousands of workers ‘blacklisted’ over political views

Civil liberties group, Liberty, have increased pressure on Information Commissioner, Sir Christopher Graham, to investigate a secret database that held the details of thousands of agency workers.

Corinna Ferguson, legal officer for Liberty, said: “We can’t believe the inaction of the Information Commissioner on a human-rights violation of such wide public interest.

“Contracting out the blacklisting of innocent workers, politicians and journalists is no better than farming out phone hacking to private detectives and the consequences for our democracy are just as grave. If we cannot persuade the Commissioner to discharge his public duty, we will consider seeking assistance from the courts.”

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