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Birth notifications: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Birth notifications system, and your rights.
|How we use the information (processing activities)||
Data is collected to help allocate NHS numbers to newborns in England and Wales. Data will also be analysed to improve health and social care.
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
NHS Digital, External users as permitted through data sharing agreements (DSA) via the Data Access Request Service (DARS) General Register Office, Local Registries (under s261 Health and Social Care Act 2012), Office for National Statistics (ONS) (under s251 NHS Act 2006)
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||No|
|How long the data is kept||30 years from initial creation|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent not the basis for processing
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||Maternity service providers|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems