Data sharing between health services and immigration authorities in Germany

In Germany, undocumented migrants are at risk of privacy violations and deportation if they try to access healthcare services. This is because the social welfare office is obliged to share personal data of undocumented migrants with immigration authorities.

GFF and Médecins du Monde are supporting a number of affected people in legal action, seeking a ruling that current data reporting is unconstitutional as it breaches rights to privacy and to health of undocumented migrants.

Data sharing between health services and immigration authorities in Germany

Organisation Name

Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF), with Médecins du Monde

Country/Jurisdiction

Germany

Thematic Area

Privacy and data protection

Current Status

Ongoing

Grant type

Single Instance Litigation Support

Description

In Germany, undocumented migrants are at risk of privacy violations and deportation if they try to access healthcare services. This is because the social welfare office is obliged to share personal data of undocumented migrants with immigration authorities.

GFF and Médecins du Monde are supporting one or more people in legal action, seeking a ruling that current data reporting is unconstitutional as it breaches rights to privacy and to health of undocumented migrants.

"undocumented migrants are at risk of privacy violations and deportation if they try to access healthcare services"

Strategic Goal

To enable undocumented migrants in Germany to access healthcare without fear of deportation.

Media and related links

Organisation Name

Women’s Link Worldwide

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