Lexis Nexis: Philip Trott comments on Open Rights Group legal challenge

Philip Trott, Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has provided commentary for a Lexis Nexis piece that examines the Open Rights Group’s decision to challenge a highly significant clause in the Data Protection Bill.


In the view of the Open Rights Group, the clause prevents individuals who are in danger of being deported from accessing personal data collected by government agencies. As a result many individuals will be unable to correct erroneous or incorrect data that may impact on their immigration status.

In this article, Philip argues that “access to the information that is on file safeguards and preserves people’s immigration statuses in the UK”. He also remarks that if individuals are denied the ability to challenge errors present in government data, “basic freedoms to live, work and have a family in the UK will be lost”.

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