Home office settles claim for unlawful sharing of asylum seeker’s personal data


The Home Office agreed to pay an asylum seeker £15,500 in damages following its unlawful disclosure of his personal data to his home country.

The personal data in question consisted of information provided by the asylum seeker to the Home Office as part of his asylum application. It evidenced his fear of persecution at the hands of the authorities in his home country.

The Home Office disclosed that information to the authorities in the asylum seeker’s home country. In doing so, they put the asylum seeker and his family at risk.

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Anya Proops QC and Zac Sammour acted for the successful asylum seeker.