Immigrants: DNA

Home Office written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee of Privileges, Chair, Committee of Privileges, Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of his Department’s compliance with data protection regulations and law in relation to DNA samples which were wrongly required to support immigration applications.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office is currently considering the possible data protection implications associated with the incorrect mandating of DNA information.

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