8 June 2018 — MedConfidential
The UK’s new Data Protection Act, which implements the EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on 25th May. Significant changes are underway, but how much will change in the NHS?
What just happened?
The day before GDPR came into effect, staff at NHS Digital were ordered not to release any “anonymised” patient data. Data releases were resumed the following day, but NHS Digital is still discussing what it terms “operational issues” (i.e. what patient information can now be considered “anonymous”) with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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