Our mission

use MY data is a movement of patients, carers and relatives

use MY data supports and promotes the protection of individual choice, freedom and privacy in the sharing of healthcare data to improve patient treatments and outcomes.

use MY data endeavours to highlight the many benefits that appropriate usage of healthcare data can make, to save lives and improve care for all.

use MY data aims to educate and harness the patient voice to understand aspirations and concerns around the use of data in healthcare delivery, in service improvement and in research, aimed at improving patient decision making, treatment and experience.

Current data matters: Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act, 2018

The Data Protection Act received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.

It updates data protection laws for the digital age and implements GDPR into UK Law.

Briefly, the new Data Protection Act:

  • Makes our data protection laws fit for the digital age in which an ever increasing amount of data is being processed.
  • Empowers people to take control of their data.
  • Supports UK businesses and organisations through the change.
  • Ensure that the UK is prepared for the future after we have left the EU.

The text of the Data Protection Act and related document can be found here. Historical documents relating the passage of the Act can be found on the Parliament website.


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