Dr Nicola Byrne said people need to trust they can share their data with confidence without concern their data may be used in “unexpected ways”.
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The new National Data Guardian rules impact all health and social care public bodies that “handle confidential information about patients or service users”.
The data collection service provide access to near-real-time data from GP practices for planning and research purposes, NHS Digital confirmed.
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The National Data Guardian confirmed to Digital Health it had been contacted by people concerned about the “way that the coronavirus booking website works”.
Dr Nicola Byrne has been appointed the new National Data Guardian (NDG) for Health and Social Care for the next three years.
NHS Digital chief executive Sarah Wilkinson described Dame Fiona as a “phenomenal” woman who “inspired so many” as a senior female leader in the NHS.
Tributes have been paid to Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first National Data Guardian (NDG) for Health and Social Care, who has passed away aged 80.
All health and adult social care bodies are expected to have a Caldicott Guardian in place following a consultation by the National Data Guardian.
A poll carried out by the National Data Guardian has shown a growing public understanding that data is vital for tackling the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.