19 Aug

How securely are the data kept?

We take our role as guardians of individual/patient data extremely seriously. The CSPRG is part of Imperial College London and we comply with our Data Protection Policy.

The objectives of the policy are to protect the personal information processed by or disclosed to staff of the College or other authorised persons, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity and availability by processing it in accordance with current legislation.

As an organisation which processes personal data, Imperial College London is required to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (the body that upholds information rights) on an annual basis. Imperial College London’s registration number is Z5940050 and can be searched on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

We have administrative, technical and physical safeguards in place to ensure that the data we hold on study participants are held and processed securely. We continuously monitor and improve our Information Governance arrangements to minimise any security risk for our data. Our staff receive regular training on data handling, data confidentiality and Information Governance. As a result of the data handling and IT Security measures we have put in place, we have been granted a Data Security and Protection Toolkit by NHS Digital (see details below).