What Does the New General Data Protection Regulations Mean for Your Dentist?

What Does the New General Data Protection Regulations Mean for Your Dentist
Dental Health for Life
14, May 2018

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)…an evolution not a Revolution! A new law coming into effect on the 25th May 2018.

The new General Data Protection Regulations are effective as of 25 May and will impact the manner in which many industries do business. The effect of the new regulations will impact various industries, differently. Here’s how the dental industry could be affected and what you need to know about how dentists use your personal data.

The question to the dentist: How do we process and use “personal data”?

Personal data is defined as any information relating to a person who can be identified directly or indirectly via that information. There is no distinction between personal data about individuals in their private, public or work roles – a person is a person. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data.

We aim to ensure the on-going confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of systems and services processing personal data at our Practice.

Our governance systems work like a well-oiled machine and with the processes in place and trained staff making sure that the fundamental Standards are being met at every second of every day.

How do we prepare?

All existing patients will be informed in writing how we process and use your personal data at their next visit.

All new patients will receive this information at registration.

It is important to understand the changes that will occur and what they mean to you.

The GDPR will also empower individual to access more information held about themselves.

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