The challenge relates to the requirement of anyone convicted of a sexual offence and placed on the Register having to produce details of all their bank accounts and credit cards. It is argued that the Secretary of State's defence of proportionality is not sustainable and is in any event not supported by actual evidence to warrant this invasion of privacy.
In the absence of any real evidence that such measures are necessary the provisions are simply unwarranted and amount to a serious breach of an individualâs right to a private life in accordance with Article 8 ( 1 ) of the European Convention of Human Rights.
The Regulatory Impact Assessment supporting these statutory changes offers little support for any proposition that this change would add anything to effective monitoring or reducing offenderâs recidivism.
As a result it amounts to further invasion in an individualâs right to a private life. The Claimant does not challenge the general notification requirements or other amendments to the previous statutory notification scheme.
There are likely to be a number of other claimants coming forward to bring challenges against these provisions .
18th December 2012 - Safeguarding or an invasion of privacy by Mark Newby - Justice Gap