Data Protection Officer

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Following the introduction of the DPA 2018 and GDPR in May 2018, all public authorities are required to have a named Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The DPO is required to monitor compliance with data protection legislation and data protection policies.  This includes managing internal data protection activities, of which incident reporting is a crucial part.  They also provide the link between the organisation and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to ensure that there is effective cooperation and cohesion.

If you have any queries or concerns around information governance breaches please contact: dpo@eastamb.nhs.uk

Remember all breaches must be reported on to Datix as soon as they happen as there is a legal obligation to report certain incidents to the ICO within 72 hours of the breach.

Published 27 November 2019

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