23/11/2021

National Data Guardian

National data guardian responds to Data: a new direction consultation

The National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, Dr Nicola Byrne, has responded to the DCMS proposals to overhaul the UK's data protection framework in its consultation Data: a new direction. In her response, England's independent healthcare advice-giving body is concerned that the government's plans represent a "significant departure" from the GDPR, which has the potential to jeopardise data-sharing arrangements. Dr Burns also warns against weakening individuals' rights to challenge decisions made about them by AI. 

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National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, Dr Nicola Byrne

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