Data Privacy Impact Assessments and Privacy by Design
To make sure our patients information is secure we (the Trust ) follow a privacy by design approach to make sure your information and privacy is a top priority for any new system. We use a process known as a Data Privacy Impact Assessment also called a DPIA for screening new systems (or significant changes to existing systems) to highlight any risks to confidential data. Where a DPIA highlights risks these are appropriately managed and action taken to ensure the risk is removed or significantly reduced.
The DPIA is a tool recommended by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to help us make sure your data is used properly, legally and securely. You can find out more about the ICO at: https://ico.org.uk .