Campaign groups say clause preventing access to records will make EU citizens ‘second class’

The government is being warned that it will face judicial review proceedings in June unless it scraps a clause in the data protection bill that would prevent immigrants from accessing their Home Office records.

The campaign groups the3million, a grassroots organisation representing EU citizens living in the UK, and the Open Rights Group argue that the exemption for data protection for immigrants is unlawful and will make EU citizens and others “second-class citizens” without full access to government files.

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