UK schoolkid data shared to “create hostility” against illegal migrants

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Children’s personal details are being passed to the home office with the “strategic aim” of creating “a hostile environment for those who seek to benefit from the abuse of immigration control,” it has emerged.

The department for education (DfE) has agreed to share up to 1,500 names a month from the National Pupil Database, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by several organisations using a freedom of information request.

A spokesperson for the education ministry told Ars in an e-mail: “Without evidence and data, we cannot have a clear picture of how the school system is working. We take privacy extremely seriously and access to sensitive data is strictly controlled.”

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Source: Ars Technica

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