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Domain Name System (DNS) contacts: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data within DNS contacts, and your rights.

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

The DNS (Domain Name System) team work with operators to move servers and services to different internet protocol (IP) addresses invisibly, whilst keeping the DNS naming the same for users. As part of this service the team may keep a small amount of information about customers to help support the service.  

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?

Participants of the programme or service as necessary

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 2 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
The legal basis for collecting this data

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

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Networking addressing

We register domain names for organisations wanting an NHS website. We also deal with IP addresses, NHS.UK email domains and EDI addresses.