Immigration: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 290879 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what processes she has in place to monitor the EU Settlement Scheme for abuse and misuse of personal data.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister of State, Home Department

We have a duty to safeguard and ensure the security of personal information. We do that by having systems and policies in place to limit access to information and prevent unauthorised disclosure. Staff who access personal information must have appropriate security clearance and a business need for accessing the information, and their activity is subject to audit and review.

Any personal data must be handled in line with the terms of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.

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