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National Data Opt-Out: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the National Data Opt-Out and your rights.
|How we use the information (processing activities)||
Collection and maintenance of the list of NHS numbers associated with the patient records of people, who have opted out of sharing their confidential patient information for research and planning purposes. This is so that their records can be removed from datasets before use.
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||No|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||Within Europe|
|How long the data is kept||3 years minimum after no longer required|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent not the basis for processing - Patient preference available via opt out
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||Data subject|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems
Where NHS Digital uses this data
The national data opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.