Visia implementation of requirements under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As a responsible provider of software, Visia is taking steps to ensure that clients are made aware of their responsibilities to safely and securely process data (as a data controller or facilitator) when using Visia’s software.

We have amended our client contracts and pulled together the following resources to ensure that clients and end users are compliant with the new data protection law, to make sure health and care data is always collected, stored, analysed and shared securely and legally.

The GDPR comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. As Visia’s software facilitates the storage of data for Rape Crisis Centres in the UK, we have made sure that we are prepared for the changes. This means that your data will carry on being handled securely and in line with the regulations.

Contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you have an enquiry about complying with the GDPR in your own organisation.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published guidance on the GDPR. A national GDPR working group and the Information Governance Alliance are creating official guidance for the NHS, social care and partner organisations on how health and care organisations should prepare for these changes to data protection law. You should go to these organisations for guidance on what your organisation should do to prepare for GDPR.

Implementing GDPR within Visia

Visia does not process any personal or confidential data, however, we are committed to ensuring that the purchasers of our software is compliant with data protection laws. We are confident that we will be able to implement the GDPR successfully, building on our track record of data security and our compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). We have established an internal working group to implement the GDPR before it comes into effect. This group will be supported by guidance issued by the ICO and the GDPR national working group. We have outlined our strategic approach in our Privacy Policy, Client Software Contracts and have various advisory and training resources available.

Impact on customers and stakeholders

Our systems and services will not be changing and we expect any impact will be small.

Impact on the public whose data is held by organisations which utilise our software

Our software enables organisations to hold client data securely. This has not changed and is our priority. The GDPR creates some new rights for individuals and also it strengthens some of the rights that currently exist under the DPA. We will work to make sure that these rights are properly implemented, and any changes in the ways organisations collect, store or share your data are communicated effectively to end users of our software.

Finding out more about GDPR and the information we collect

We are developing a register of our collections that has been designed to tell you which of the rights under GDPR apply to each collection, and what, in terms of the law, allows us to collect the information.

View our Privacy Policy

Contact us

We are keen to be as transparent as possible. If you would like any further information on how we are responding to the changes introduced by the GDPR, please email .

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