Home Office loses appeal to prevent EU citizens accessing personal data

27/05/2021 | The Guardian

The Open Rights Group have won an appeal on behalf of EU citizens, giving them the right to access personal data held by the Home Office or any other body. The court of appeal overturned a high court ruling, which means people denied settled status or immigration visas can now see records used in their cases. The judges ruled that the Data Protection Act 2018 unlawfully denied access to data through an immigration exemption.

Additional commentary of the legal ruling is available from 11KBW.

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