To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refusals they have made to provide information to a data subject by using the exemption in Schedule 2, paragraph 4 to the Data Protection Act 2018 in connection with (1) applications for settled status under the EU Settled Status Scheme, and (2) grants of pre-settled status when settled status has been applied for.
We do not hold data on specific types of applications, therefore cannot provide information pertaining to EUSS applicants who made a Subject Access Request.
The immigration exemption can only be applied where it is necessary and proportionate to do so, and where to uphold a data subject request would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of effective immigration control.
The immigration exemption is not a blanket measure, and its use is justified on a case by case basis. In nearly all cases the immigration exemption applies to a limited amount of data and the majority of data held is disclosed to the requestor.