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