GPS tagging of migrants found unlawful by UK data protection authority

As a result of Privacy International’s 2022 complaint against the UK Home Office, the UK data protection authority (ICO) has found that the GPS tagging of migrants and asylum seekers arriving to the UK small boats was unlawful, and issued a formal warning for all future data protection compliance of GPS tagging as a whole. This is a major step towards better scrutiny of the human rights implications of the surveillance of migrants.

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