Dutch retailers relax blacklist rules

8th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The Retail Association has agreed that personnel who commit fraud or steal from their employers will not automatically be put on a blacklist.

8 May 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - In response to a request by the Dutch Data Protection Agency, the Retail Association has agreed that personnel who commit fraud or steal from their employers will not automatically be put on a blacklist.

The Retail Association has agreed that the nature of the crime will be taken into consideration as well as position, age, and how long they have been employed by the company.

The Data Protection Agency objected to the practice of blacklisting anyone caught stealing, regardless of the nature of the crime.

The policy meant that people who had stolen a handful of pens as well as those committing major fraud were treated in the same way.

The new regulations allow the Retailers Association to blacklist people working through agencies as well as students on work placement.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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