UK Immigration Records Law Violates GDPR, Court Rules

Law360, London (May 26, 2021, 6:46 PM BST) -- An exemption within U.K. data rules that allows the government to blanket refuse people access to their personal records in immigration cases is unlawful because it doesn't include specific safeguards, a U.K. appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a law that prevents European Union citizens living in Britain from finding out what data the Home Office holds on them is in violation of data protection rules. (iStock) Three judges from the Court of Appeal unanimously agreed that a law that prevents European Union citizens living in Britain from finding out what data the Home Office holds...

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