General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May, 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR is designed to strengthen and unify individuals' data protection. In simple terms, it means there will be a new set of standards to strengthen the control of people have over their personal data.

There are lots of similarities between the current regulations and GDPR, but there will also be a range of new definitions, requirements of data controllers and processors, regulatory powers, and rights of data subjects.

An overview of GDPR can be found here.

If you require information from the Trust please email ig@sthk.nhs.uk

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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