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National security vetting: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the National security vetting system, and your rights.

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

Maintenance of a database of people who we have sponsored for National Security Vetting so that we are compliant with government and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) policy and guidelines.

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 30 days minimum
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
The legal basis for collecting this data

Public task and Health and Social Care Act (2012) – Schedule 18, part 10 (1)