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Cancer Waiting Times (CWT): GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) system, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

NHS Digital collects data from providers of NHS cancer care to calculate and monitor performance against nationally set cancer targets for referrals, diagnosis and treatment.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

NHS funded organisations providing cancer care

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 20 years minimum after no longer required
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
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? NHS funded organisation providing cancer care
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data