Information handling and the law

Boris Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health and Social Care

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Boris Campbell

Dear Department of Health,

In March 2013 the Department of Health published ‘Information: to share or not to share – The Information Governance Review’
In section 5 – Information governance and the law, the review states that :
‘There are four legal bases for processing personal confidential data which meet the common law duty of confidentiality.’
The first, third and fourth legal requirements are clear and understood.
The second is: ‘ Through statute, such as the powers to collect confidential data in section 251 of the NHS Act 2006…’
In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1998, I should be grateful if you could let me have:
1. Complete list of all statutes, which would not only permit lawful processing of confidential data, but also restrict it, by way of any Statutory Restrictions, for example NHS Statutory Restrictions on data handing.
2. Have any of the statutes been added or removed since 2012.
I should appreciate your reply within the period provided by this Act

Yours faithfully,

Boris Campbell

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Dear Mr Campbell,  

Please find the Department of Health's response to your recent FOI request

Yours sincerely,
Anna Coundley
Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,
Many thanks for your reply. I will visit the website suggested in your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Boris Campbell

Boris Campbell left an annotation ()

It is very sad indeed that the authors of the Review are unable to provide a full clarification of their statement. As they cannot, who can? Fortunately, the 2nd point can be tailored to suit the situation.