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Infectious Disease Control

Service Specific Privacy Notice - Infectious Disease Control

This notice contains service specific privacy information and should be read in conjunction with our pages detailing privacy information common to all service areas, such as how to contact the Data Protection Officer, Exercising of Your Rights, Data Storage and Retention and Feedback and Complaints.

Lawful Basis for Processing of Personal Data

The Data Protection Act requires that personal data is collected and processed only where there is a lawful basis to do so. The lawful basis' which applies in this instance are as follows:

  • Public task: the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest and for our official functions, and has a clear basis in law.

Lawful Basis for Processing of Special Category Personal Data

In some cases it may be necessary for us to collect hold and process information of a more sensitive nature. Where this is the case, the lawful basis for us to do so is as follows:

  • Substantial public interest: processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest and has a clear basis in law. The level of processing is proportionate to the aims of the service and respects and safeguards the fundamental rights and interests of the data subject.

Purpose of Processing Personal information

We are collecting your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Regulatory activities

Personal Data Collected from Third Parties

Please note that the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Health information

May be obtained from third parties such as:

  • Local and central government (e.g. Public Health England)
  • Healthcare Professionals

Information Sharing

We may share information with third parties that support the delivery of the services you receive or where we are legally obliged to do so. Information we hold may be shared with the following types of organisation:

  • Local and central government (e.g. Public Health England)
  • Healthcare Professionals

We will only ever share your information if we are satisfied that our partners or suppliers have sufficient measures in place to protect your information in the same way that we do.

We will never share your information for marketing purposes.

Obligation to Provide Personal Data

Any failure to provide your personal information may prevent or delay us meeting our statutory requirements or in providing you with a timely and effective service.

Automated Decision Making

There are no automated decision making processes used in the provision of this service.