The Data Protection Act 1998

What must data be? (1)
Accurate and up to date
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What must data be? (2)
Must be collected honestly and fairly
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What must data be? (3)
Used only for the reasons it has been given
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What must data be? (4)
Be sufficient to meet the needs of the organisations
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What must data be? (5)
Not to be passed on to other organisations without permission
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What must data be? (6)
Not be kept longer than necessary
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What must data be? (7)
Be kept safe and secure
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What must data be? (8)
Not be passed to countries without data protection laws
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What does The Data Protection Act cover?
The policies, procedures and systems for storing information, accessing information and sharing information
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What is involved in storing information?
Confidential information should be stored in locked filing cabinets within a locked room, information held electronically should be protected by a locked password
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What is involved in accessing information?
Members of staff who are allowed access to this information should be clearly identified. they should never have access to personal information they don't need to know. electronic information- only staff who have the passwords can access this
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What is involved in sharing information?
Information should only be shared with other professionals who have a need&right to know
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Where are the principles+requirements of The Data Protection Act and the requirements for confidentiality embedded within?
The policies+procedures in all h&sc settings and the codes of practice of the professionals that regulate h&sc staff, such as the GMC, N&MC & The Health and Care Professions Council
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What responsibility do all employees + volunteers in organisations have?
They have to ensure that the confidentiality of service users information is protected&they have a duty to actively promote confidentiality throughout the setting
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What must data be? (2)

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Must be collected honestly and fairly

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What must data be? (3)

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What must data be? (4)

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What must data be? (5)

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