Social security data retention and usage policies did not violate ECHR, art 8 and 14, where transgender people were concerned


Re: R (C) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2016] EWCA Civ 47

Appellant challenged the decision that certain social security policies did not contravene ECHR, arts 8 and 14 where transgender people were concerned. Held: It was not disproportionate to retain the data as to the appellant’s previous gender, given the legitimate objectives of fraud detection and pension calculation.

Helen Mountfield QC was involved in this case.