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Q&A: What are the new data protection regulations?

Q. What are the new data protection regulations?
A: As of May 2018, all dental practices will need to be compliant with GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). This will relate to data processing, information security and record retention.  Without it you may be in breach of the GDPR and could face penalties. As a result of this new framework all practices must register a Data Controller (usually the practice owner or manager) with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The data controller will be responsible for all data security/processing and ensuring that the practice is GDPR compliant.

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