GDPR and what it means for you?
Posted by Kinsale Medical on 18 July 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that came into place the 25th May 2018. GDPR determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe and the legal rights you have in relation to this data.

Personal data is all the information that relates to you, such as your name, age, medical history or diagnosis.

The new GDPR law means we must get consent from you, the patient, in order to use your data. This is to protect your right to privacy and so we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things such as contact you or record certain information about you in your clinical records.

What is consent?

Consent is permission from a patient for access to, or use of your personal information.

The changes in GDPR mean that we must get clear permission from patients when using their data. This is to protect your right to privacy, and we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things, like contact you or record certain information about you for your clinical records.

Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.

To read our privacy policy: please click here.

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