Data Protection

What is Data Protection?

The confidentiality of patient records forms part of the ancient Hippocratic oath, and is central to the ethical tradition of medicine and health care. This tradition of confidentiality is in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003 under which personal data must be obtained for a specified purpose, and must not be disclosed to any third party except in a manner compatible with that purpose.
Safeguards the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data by: regulating computer use giving individuals rights in relation to their personal information imposing responsibilities on organisations in terms of compliance with the Data Protection rules and rights of access.
Given the immense sensitivity of health-related information, it is imperative that professionals in this sector be clear about their use of personal data.

What is personal data?

What is a Data Controller?

What is meant by sensitive personal information?

The 8 principles of Data Protection