A number of our students have not given consent to be contacted for surveys (regards the ILR privacy notice question). Where do we stand from a legal / data protection perspective when it comes to sending them the baseline survey?

The ILR allows learners to opt in or out of being contacted for general market research, however it does not exclude people from research informing government policy, such as the London Learner Survey. Under the ‘public task’ lawful basis, and in line with the ILR privacy notice, we are permitted to invite all learners to take part in the London Learner Survey, and so will expect the invites to be sent to all in-scope learners (regardless of whether they agreed to be contacted for general market research by other third parties).

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