Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 210043, with what organisations and agencies other than HMRC, the Department for Work and Pensions and the NHS his Department has shared data; for what purposes; and how many instances of data sharing there have been for each purpose.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office will only collect and process personal data where we have a legal basis to do so and it is necessary and proportionate. The Home Office collects and processes personal data to fulfil its legal and official functions.

The Home Office may share information with other organisations, but only where the information needs to be shared and there is a legal basis for doing so. Further detail on this, including the categories of organisations with which we may share data, is set out in the Home Office personal information charter:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/personal-information-charter and, for the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System (BICS), including the EU Settlement Scheme, via the BICS privacy information notice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-information-use-in-borders-immigration-and-citizenship

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