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BMA Guidance

To read the BMA’s latest guidance on Subject Access Requests (including fees), Data Protection Officers, FAQs and more go to: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/confidentiality-and-health-records/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr and click on ‘further information’.

BMA UK GDPR Privacy Notices

Template GDPR (PPNs) are available on the GDPR in the BMA resources section. The hubpage also contains information on the regulation and hosts a suite of resources and blogs to help guide members. Click here to download more information: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/confidentiality-and-health-records/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/gdpr-and-practice-privacy-notices-ppns

What is the UK GDPR (UK General Data Protection Regulation)?

The UK GDPR came into effect on 31 December 2020. Its strengthens the protection of personal data. The UK has established the Data Protection Act 2018 which enshrines the provisions of the UK GDPR into the UK law. 

Compliance is essential as fines under the UK GDPR are up to a maximum of 20 million Euro or 4% of turnover.

The UK GDPR strengthens the controls that organisations (data controllers) are required to have in place over the processing of personal data, including pseudonymised data.

Headline Requirements

The British Medical Association has published guidance at: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/confidentiality-and-health-records/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr  

The information commissioners office, who regulate data protection law, have published a couple of check lists which may be helpful,  https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/data-protection-self-assessment/

They also have UK GDPR specific webpages at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr

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