Review of pseudonymisation at source

Phil Booth made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Digital

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Dear NHS Digital,

Please would you provide a copy of the HSCIC/NHS Digital's review of the use of pseudonymisation at source.

We note that in March 2014, NHS Digital's predecessor body asserted that the report would be published; and that assertion appears to be undelivered. (see response here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1... )

Yours faithfully,
Phil Booth

NHS Digital Enquiries (NHS DIGITAL), NHS Digital

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Dear Phil Booth,

I am writing to acknowledge that your request for information was received
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NHS Digital Enquiries (NHS DIGITAL), NHS Digital

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Dear Phil Booth,

Many thanks for your recent request to NHS Digital.

We have now received a reply to this from our colleagues in the
Information Governance team.

Please see the attached file(s).

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team
NHS Digital
[1]www.digital.nhs.uk

0300 303 5678

[2][NHS Digital request email]

1 Trevelyan Square | Boar Lane | Leeds | LS1 6AE

HSCIC now operate under the new trading name of NHS Digital – clarifying
our role as the national information and technology partner for the health
and care system.

NHS Digital Customer Service Contact Centre in Leeds, has been awarded
Customer Service Excellence Standard Certification, In accordance with the
requirements of the Cabinet Offices Customer Service Excellence Standard

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