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Health and Social Care (Control of Data Processing) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 3: Code of Practice

Provides that the Department must prepare and publish a code of practice on the processing of information, and sets out how this may be reviewed. This section also places an obligation on Health and Social Care bodies, and any other person providing health and social care, to have due regard to this code of practice and provides that the code of practice is admissible in evidence in criminal and civil proceedings and may be taken into account by a court or tribunal in any case in which it appears to the court or tribunal to be relevant.

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