P_IG_15 Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy

The Organisation has a legal obligation to comply with all appropriate legislation in respect of data, information and data security.  It also has a duty to comply with guidance issued by the Department of Health, the Information Commissioner, other advisory groups to the NHS and guidance issued by professional bodies.

Penalties could be imposed upon the Trust and/or employees for non-compliance with relevant legislation and NHS guidance.

This Policy describes how the Trust will meet its legal obligations and NHS requirements concerning confidentiality and information security standards.

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