1.2 Explain the legal requirements and agreed ways of working for the security and confidentiality of information

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Develop, maintain and use records and reports
Learning outcome: Understand the legal and organisational requirements for recording information and providing reports
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Explain the legal requirements and agreed ways of working for the security and confidentiality of information

  • Data Protection Act 2018 (including UK General Data Protection Regulation) – regulates how personal data is collected, stred and processed
  • Freedom of Information Act 2020 – sets out the public’s right to request data held by public authorities
  • Common law of confidentiality – ‘case’ law pertaining to your duty to keep private information that you are privy to as part of your job role confidential
  • Employer’s agreed ways of working – policies and procedures that describe how your employer wants you to record, store, secure, access and share information – also includes policies and procedures relating to confidentiality

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