Hostile environment / Hostile environment data-sharing

NHS hostile environment data-sharing

Liberty acted as lawyers for Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) in a case against NHS data-sharing. MRN challenged the secret Memorandum of Understanding that allowed confidential patient information to be shared with the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes.

MRN had evidence that the data-sharing agreement was causing people to avoid seeking healthcare in case they were later detained or deported after doing so – with fatal consequences.

After we started legal proceedings, the Government agreed to stop sharing data based on the secret agreement.

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