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GDPR Guidance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May, 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR is designed to strengthen and unify individuals’ data protection. In simple terms, it means there will be a new set of standards to strengthen the control of people have over their personal data. There are lots of similarities between the current regulations and GDPR, but there will also be a range of new definitions, requirements of data controllers and processors, regulatory powers, and rights of data subjects. PELC is currently preparing for the implementation of the new regulations.

An overview of GDPR can be found here;

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/

Who is responsible for data protection at the Trust

The Data Protection Officer is . You can contact on 0208 911 1130

How long do we keep information?

Information is retained in line with the NHS Records Management Code of Practice which you can read about on the NHS Digital website.

What are my rights under GDPR?

Information regarding your rights can be found by clicking this link here

How do you withdraw your consent for us to share information with other organisations?

Please contact the Information Governance Team on 0208 911 1130.

If you’re on the hospital site and receiving care, you can also speak to the outpatients or emergency department reception, talk to your clinicians, or ask to speak to someone from your local Healthwatch.

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