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    In the United States there are circumstances under which an arrest or conviction is sealed, expunged, or otherwise stricken from the court record. But there are various private companies and government forms that require people to disclose arrests or convictions even if they were sealed, expunged, or stricken from the record, under threat of termination or prosecution if the person omits this important information from the form. Such requests should be illegal — it’s pointless to have a procedure for sealing, expunging, or striking records if people are required to disclose them anyway. The law should protect people whose records have been sealed or expunged because if the point is to protect the person in some way, then it needs to include a prohibition on requiring someone to disclose something to a company or government agency (other than to the court) about their sealed or expunged or stricken record.

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