Data protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, including NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

We follow a strict set of rules called ‘data protection principles’. We make sure that the data we have about is:

  • used fairly, lawfully and transparently
  • used for specified, explicit purposes
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • kept for no longer than is necessary
  • handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage

Your rights

You have the right to find out what information we store about you. These include the right to:

  • be informed about how your data is being used
  • access personal data
  • have incorrect data updated
  • have data erased
  • stop or restrict the processing of your data
  • data portability (allowing you to get and reuse your data for different services)
  • object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances

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Page last updated 1 July 2022