Reply to post: Re: So those Windrush landing cards needed to be held for maybe 120-150 years.

Windrush immigration papers scandal is a big fat GDPR fail for UK.gov

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Re: So those Windrush landing cards needed to be held for maybe 120-150 years.

If the argument can be made that there is a legitimate reason for holding the data for more than a person's lifespan (IIRC the oldest person on record died at 124), then there is also no justification for getting rid of that data under GDPR - it is only considered to be Personally Identifying Information if it pertains to a 'Natural Living Person' - i.e. someone who is an actual person (not a legal entity of some sort), and is alive.

Logically, if you have to retain it while they're alive, under GDPR you don't have to get rid of it after they're dead, because it ceases to be PID on that date.

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