Introduction

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is an EU regulation, came into force in May 2018 and was incorporated into UK data protection laws, so will apply even after the UK leaves the EU. The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of GDPR.

Care providers should already have a raft of policies and procedures that already meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act. A privacy notice based on this template, which follows ICO guidelines, will then help to show that the care service is serious about protecting personal information it collects and processes from its service users, employees and others, and will show how it succeeds in doing this by providing an overview of its various policies and procedures.

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