Categories of Data DESCRIPTION
Personal Data This is any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly.
Special Categories of Personal Data The GDPR defines “special categories of personal data” as information about an individual’s: Racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious beliefs; trade union membership; health; sexual life; alleged criminal activity; or court proceedings.
Personal Confidential Data As defined under the Caldicott Guardian Review, this is personal data about identified or identifiable individuals which should be kept private or secret. The definition includes dead as well as living people and ‘confidential’ includes information ‘given in confidence’ and ‘that which is owed a duty of confidence’.
Format of the data DESCRIPTION
Aggregated This is anonymised data which is grouped together so that it does not identify any individual.
Anonymised This is data which does not identify you and where there is no risk that identification is likely to take place.
Identifiable This is data which can identify a person such as their name, address, telephone number, date of birth, postcode.
Pseudonymised This is data that has undergone a technical process that replaces identifiable information such as your NHS number, postcode, date of birth with a unique identifier, which obscures your ‘real world’ identity to those working with the data.

How do we use your information?

 SCW holds and uses information about staff, patients, stakeholders, customers and the wider public where it is either providing a service directly to them or if they have to hold information in order to fulfil their obligations under a contract to someone else.  Often SCW holds and uses information that a customer or another organisation has given us or asked us to process for them.

We do not routinely hold or have access to your medical records unless an organisation that is already responsible for your information has asked us to help them process it in some way.  However, depending on what we have been asked to do we may need to hold or use some personal information about you.

The information we hold may be held on paper or in a computer system. 

What do we use your information for?

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