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Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) connection agreements: GDPR information


Why and how we process connection agreement data within Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), and your rights.

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

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) connection agreements sets out the things that HSCN customers must do before and whilst using their HSCN Service. The connection agreement processes a small amount of personal data: name, address, postcode, email address, internet protocol (IP) address and telephone number. This data is needed to provide the HSCN service.

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


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 - Right to object via the designated mailbox

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction, requested to establish information system) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) provides a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.