County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is required to
protect the public funds it administers. It may share information
provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing, or
administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function
in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching
Data matching involves comparing sets of data such as the
payroll records of a body against other records held by the same or
another body to see how far they match. The data is usually
personal information. The data matching allows potentially
fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a
match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which
requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as
to whether there is fraud, error or another explanation until an
investigation is carried out.
We are a mandatory participant in the Cabinet Office's National
Fraud Initiative; a data matching exercise to assist in the
prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide
particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for
matching each exercise, as detailed
here on the www.gov.uk
website. For further information on how the Trust uses your
information, please refer to the Trust's Privacy
The processing of data by the Cabinet Office in a data
matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its
powers in Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act
2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals
concerned under data protection legislation or the GDPR (General
Data Protection Regulation).
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a
code of data matching practice, also available on the www.gov.uk website.
The Cabinet Office has published its
Data Privacy notice, which sets out how the Cabinet Office will
use your personal data and your rights. The notice is made under
Article 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation
The legal basis for processing your personal data is that
processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out
in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority
vested in the data controller.
We want you to know that we take privacy very
seriously. Please be assured that we will always manage your
data securely and responsibly.
For further information on data matching at this
organisation, please contact the Counter Fraud team on 0191 441
5936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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