back to article Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge exemption UK gave itself over immigrants' data

The High Court has agreed to hear a campaign group's case against the UK's Data Protection Act, which they say leaves immigrants with fewer rights over their data. The sueball – lobbed by the Open Rights Group and EU citizens' group the3million – targets an exemption in the Act that was passed into law last May. The groups …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A Government that wants carte blanche with personal information

    I cant believe it. Theyre such a fine, upstanding group of politiicians.

    1. }{amis}{ Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: A Government that wants carte blanche with personal information

      politician [pol-i-tish-uh n]

      noun

      a person who is active in party politics.

      a person who holds a political office.

      a power hungry moron.

      a incompetent oxygen thief.

      a asshole who should have been drowned at birth.

    2. OssianScotland

      Re: A Government that wants carte blanche with personal information

      Politics:

      Poly - Many

      Tick - small blood sucking insect

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Unhappy

    How does it go? ...

    My country, right or wrong.

    Not 'kin likely.

  3. jake Silver badge

    Reading between the lines & all that ...

    So basically, the UK Data Protection Act is a Good Thing for everyone (except the Common People)?

    It's getting rather difficult to remember all this Good Stuff without a score-card. It might be time for an addendum to the work of W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is what we voted for!

    Not complying with EU rules and treating foreigners like dirt!

    So stop your Libtard whining and cheer with the real patriots for British freedom & sovereignty! Hurrah!

    1. Spazturtle Silver badge

      Re: This is what we voted for!

      >Not complying with EU rules and treating foreigners like dirt!

      You do realise that out of all EU countries, the UK is the most compliant with EU rules and has a very generous immigration system compared to other western EU countries right?

      1. Dr. Mouse Silver badge

        Re: This is what we voted for!

        "the UK... has a very generous immigration system compared to other western EU countries"

        Which is why it's so ridiculous that the EU gets blamed for immigration in this country. The UK government has refused to implement any of the controls it is allowed to over EU citizens, and then shouts "It's the nasty EU, they won't let us do anything". No wonder half the population have such a bad opinion of the EU when even EU supporting politicians have been spreading these lies for years!

  5. TheMeerkat

    If someone knows exactly what the government keeps on them, it will be much easier to play and cheat immigration system.

  6. Bogle

    A State of Affairs

    It seems now I do less marching on the streets, as that's no bloody use whatsoever, and more funding lawyers to fight for basic rights through the courts. So we have such a broken parliamentary system that we must constantly challenge the government in the courts?

    Isn't it three times they've had their air pollution plans defeated in the courts, they've still to produce anything workable, but now they are banging on about wood burning stoves!?

    I'm ranting, aren't I. I'll take my dried frog pills.

    1. BebopWeBop Silver badge

      Re: A State of Affairs

      A rant maybe, but unreasonable I do no think so.

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