Agreement For UK’s NHS To Pass Along Migrant Information To The Home Office Shredded After Legal Challenges


An agreement between the UK Home Office and the National Health Service for information relating to migrants seeking medical attention to be passed on upon request has been put aside after legal challenges from privacy groups.

The agreement, a nightmare for privacy advocates, stipulated that the Home Office could request for digitally held information from the NHS about migrants suspected of having committed an immigration offence under sections 24 or 24A of the Immigration Act 1971.

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