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Many commercial contracts have provisions on confidentiality. Many contracts include them as a matter of course, as they have become standard “boilerplates”
The ICO has launched an online self assessment tool kit to help public authorities get back on track in handling FOI requests.
Hempsons’ Digital Newsbrief, providing an update on a range of commercial and legal issues as well as a focus on current clients of Hempsons.
Like other regulators, the ICO has issued guidance to reassure healthcare bodies and professionals that information governance issues should not be a barrier to effective information sharing to manage the response to the COVID-19 virus.
Steps are now being taken centrally to adopt a co-ordinated approach to using NHS data and new technologies to unlock improvements in health care.
Welcome to our Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief.
Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.
How to unlock the potential of health data within a compliant information governance framework.
GDPR day – 25th May 2018 – came and went with a flurry of Privacy Notices and Policies filling our in-boxes. But did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?
Welcome to the latest edition of Hempsons’ Dental newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the dental sector
The current law governing the use of personal data in the UK is the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). The law will change on 25 May 2018 when the European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) will come into effect.
Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility businesses operating in the health and social care sectors have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.
What are your obligations with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are you going to be ready?
Certain types of personal data must be treated with particular care due to the sensitive nature of that personal data. This is of course common sense. ‘Health’ comes under what the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) calls the ‘special category’, making it a mandatory obligation to comply with the GDPR and more especially if you work in the health professional field.
Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility NHS organisations have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements on them are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.