The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.
The regulation applies from 25 May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leave the EU.
What GDPR will mean for patients
The GDPR sets out the key principles about processing data, for staff or patients.
Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
It must be collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes
It must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed
Information must be accurate and kept up to date
Data must be held securely
It can only be retained for as long as necessary for the reasons it was collected
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