Re: Data Protection Act

Marie Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Care Quality Commission

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Marie Griffiths

Dear Care Quality Commission,
Please provide the following information regarding your responsibilities under the Data Protection Act (DPA):

1. How many requests do you get under the DPA each year?
2. How do you verify the authenticity of DPA requests?
3. Do you conduct regular DPA audits / have an auditing policy?
4. Do you maintain data on errors in information covered by the DPA?
a. If so, please provide data for the past 5 years.

Yours faithfully,

Marie Griffiths

Sent request to Care Quality Commission again.

Turner, Rebecca, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Griffiths,

Re: Information Request CQC IG 780

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21 May 2010, containing a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request which the Commission received on that day.

We will respond to your request as soon as is possible, but in any event, within 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request as outlined by the Act. You can therefore expect a response by 18 June 2010. We will write to you before the deadline if we are unable to meet it.

Please note that the information you have requested may be subject to an exemption or a fee. Should this occur, you will be notified accordingly when we write to you next.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Turner
Information Governance Officer
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 9417
Internal Tel: 3417

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [Care Quality Commission request email]

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Turner, Rebecca, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Griffiths,

The Commission has started to process a search for information in respect of Questions 1-3 of your request, dated 21 May 2010. As stated in my acknowledgement email of the same day, you can expect to receive a response in relation to these questions by 18 June 2010.

However, please be advised that section 1(3)(a) of the FOI Act, applies where a public authority reasonably requires further information in order to identify and locate the information requested. It is unclear from Question 4 of your original request, whether you are looking for reports on data quality of personal data that we store? If so, we do not hold that information; we do not keep clinical or care records so do not perform data quality audits and checks in the same way as an NHS organisation, local authority or care provider might. Plese clarify whether this is the information that you are searching for. This is compliant with s 1(3)(b) which requires the applicant to be informed that clarification is needed before a response to their request will be generated.

Please let me know if I may be of any further assistance.

Kind Regards,

Rebecca Turner
Information Governance Officer
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 9417
Internal Tel: 3417

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [Care Quality Commission request email]

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Turner, Rebecca, Care Quality Commission

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Dear Ms Griffiths,

Please find the attached response to your request for information.

Kind Regards,

Rebecca Turner
Information Governance Officer
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [1][email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 9417
Internal Tel: 3417

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information
legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [2][Care Quality Commission request email]

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Marie Griffiths

Dear Rebecca,

Many thanks for your helpful and detailed response.

Yours sincerely,

Marie Griffiths