New UK data protection rules are a cynical attack on immigrants | Claude Moraes

Non-nationals subject to an immigration procedure are to lose the right to access data held about them, in a discriminatory move that worries the European parliamentIn September, I warned in a Guardian opinion article that the Brexit process could have the effect of allowing the UK government to bring in more draconian and discriminatory immigration laws, harking back to the 70s and 80s.

Many people wondered how this would happen and the answer was that Brexit would allow the sweeping away of advances like the abolition of the hated primary purpose immigration rule made illegal by the European court of justice.

The UK government is acting under the cover of the complexity of data protection law and the chaotic Brexit negotiations

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