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Data Access Request Service (DARS) online: GDPR information

Summary

Why and how we process your data in the Data Access Request Service (DARS) online system and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities) The Data Access Request Service (DARS) can offer clinicians, researchers and commissioners the data required to help improve NHS services. The DARS team responds and liases with customers making applications to use the service.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?

None

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 8 years minimum after no longer required
Our lawful basis for holding this data Public task
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
  • Tick Object to it being processed or used
  • Tick 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? Application process
The legal basis for collecting this data

Public task and Health and Social Care Act – General powers

Where NHS Digital uses this data

internal

Data Access Request Service (DARS)

The Data Access Request Service (DARS) can offer clinicians, researchers and commissioners the data required to help improve NHS services. We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.