Court of Appeal rules UK Immigration Exemption still unlawful

11/12/2023 | Open Rights Group

On Monday, 11 December, the Court of Appeal ruled that the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) is still unlawful. The ruling states that the UK government must make further changes to the DPA18 to make it clearer how people within the immigration system can access the information held about them.

Information Commissioner John Edwards was added as an interested party in the claim brought by the3million and the Open Rights Group. 

In a statement, Mr Edwards said: "This ruling is about giving migrants greater clarity in how their information is used to inform life-changing decisions about where they have the right to live. It doesn’t change the immigration process, but it does mean that people will have greater confidence when they ask to see what is happening with their information, those responding to their requests will have the guidance they need to treat people fairly and with greater empathy, and it will be easier for my office to scrutinise where those requests for information have not been handled correctly."

Read Full Story
Immigrant, migrant channel crossing

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.