We will continue to work with and support the key organisations as work progresses to make sure patients’ information is being looked after correctly.
As the organisation with primary responsibility for their patients’ data, GP surgeries have an obligation to ensure that information about the use of their data is actively communicated to patients.
They should satisfy themselves that the national and regional communications campaigns organised by NHS England, along with their proactive communication at a local level, ensures that, as far as practically possible, all patients are aware of these changes.
Letter to Google on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s website June 2013 Information Commissioner Christopher Graham writes to Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over the draft EU Data Protection regulation.
The roadmap sets out suggestions for public authorities, contractors and the government.
Transparency in outsourcing: a roadmap February 2015The Information Commissioner’s Office and the head of the data protection authority in Canada, have sent a letter to webcam manufacturers highlighting the security issues they should be addressing following the posting of footage taken from unsecured remote access webcams around the world.
Prior to the extraction we understand that a national and regional communications campaign aimed at informing patients about the new changes will be launched by NHS England and this is welcome.
We will continue to advise NHS England, GPs and the other relevant bodies about the importance of ensuring patients fully understand the options available to them and how they can object if they wish to do so.
We have, this week, received an updated plan from NHS England which confirms that the data extraction for the system will not begin until Spring 2014.