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NHS Digital communications shadowing programme: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data within NHS Digital's Shadow Me Programme, and your rights.

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

Maintenance of a database for external communication professionals at other national bodies involved in health and care, who have applied to our shadowing programme to learn more about what we do.

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


Is data transferred outside the UK? UK Only
How long the data is kept 6 months minimum
Our lawful basis for holding this data Consent
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Tick Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Tick 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?

Yes - via designated mailbox

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