Briefing quick find:

Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’

Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…

Subject access requests and health records

The right of patients to access their personal data is not new. The GDPR made some potentially significant changes to that right including abolishing fees (in most cases) and shortening the timescale for data controllers to respond to subject access…

Subject access requests for mixed personal data

DR B v The General Medical Council [2018] EWCA CIV 4197 Background In proceedings before the High Court the Registrant, Dr B, had successfully challenged the General Medical Council’s (GMC) decision to disclose to P, the patient complainant, an expert report in…

GDPR – What happens after 25 May?

Data has become the most valuable commodity of the digital era. In Europe, the value of the data commodity is thought to be around the €50 billion mark and projections suggest that this figure could rise to €111 billion by 2020. With such…

GDPR – Privacy notices

In this briefing we seek to provide guidance as regards the work which may need to be undertaken in respect of privacy notices and contracts in order to achieve compliance with the requirements of the GDPR. Privacy notices Transparency is one of…

GDPR – Lawful grounds for processing data

Following the data mapping process, health and social care organisations will need to articulate the purpose for each category of their data processing and identify the lawful basis for processing the data identified. This briefing highlights the relevant changes to…