Care Show: PCS outlines new data protection regulation risks

Andrew Coles

Mobile care monitoring specialist Person Centred Software (PCS) will today outline the risks to care homes posed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Andrew Coles, PCS Product Manager, will be presenting ‘Is GDPR the biggest risk for your organisation?’ in the Business Theatre at 1pm on Wednesday at the Care Show at Birmingham NEC.

GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) with a much more stringent regulation that will become enforced by the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) .

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The regulation puts control firmly back in the hands of the data subjects (the person the data is about), and puts significant new corporate requirements in place to ensure that all data processors and data operators are able to meet their data security obligations.

The purpose of GDPR is to protect individuals’ data that is held by third parties. It builds on the DPA, but takes it further by making data processors continually accountable for all the data they hold.

It gives individuals rights to know what data is being held about them, and gives them rights to have this information removed, unless there are legal obligations to keep that data.

PCS are exhibiting at Stand K43 at Care Show. As of the end of September, PCS served 500 care homes, 23 of which were rated Outstanding, with 650,000 care notes evidenced per day.

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