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21 Mar

DGL Launch GDPR Sentinel Module

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR represents one of the most challenging and evolving areas of law facing businesses today. There will now be strict, enforceable obligations governing how practices process the personal data of their patients.

The risks associated with non-compliance with data protection law post 25th May 2018 will change dramatically. Failure to address GDPR obligations may result in fines of up to 4% of yearly turnover. As your software partners, we are committed to facilitating and continuing to develop key features within your practice management system required to meet your GDPR obligations.

Over the last number of months, we have worked with key industry stakeholders and GDPR experts in order to develop a robust and secure GDPR module for DGL Practice Manager. GDPR Sentinel features product enhancements designed to help our customers on their road to GDPR compliance. 

Our GDPR Sentinel Module for DGL Practice Manager includes:

  • Encrypted emails – Encrypt emails and attachments in transit and at rest, and add multi-factor authentication and policy controls for additional security.
  • Data subject access requests – Investigate and manage all data access requests and export patient notes to ensure that any data subject access requests can easily be completed within the 1-month mandatory timeline.
  • Data auditing – Reporting functionality to assess, monitor and report on how, when and where your data is accessed.
  • Product access security enhancements – Improved system passwords to include expiry dates, appropriate levels of character complexity and mandatory minimum password lengths.
  • Digital consent capturing – Capture and record patient consent for the collection, use and sharing of their personal data within DGL Practice Manager.

GDPR Sentinel has been developed to facilitate our customers' requirements in meeting the new GDPR regulations and we will continue to update the module to cater to future GDPR requirements.