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GDPR Data Protection Update Completed

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GDPR Data Protection Update Completed
by David Markwell - Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:03 PM

We have completed the scheduled update to ensure the E-Learning Server like all SNOMED International systems is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018. You will have noticed that when you logged in for the first time after the shutdown you were required to formally accept the SNOMED International Privacy Policy including some specific policies related to E-Learning. In future you should only see this when the policy is changed or when additional policies are added.

I am pleased to say that we were able to complete the update 30 minutes ahead of schedule. However, we recognise and apologise for the inconvenience caused by this period of downtime and for the previous downtime last month. Occasional short downtimes for update are essential to keep the service running effectively and safely but it is unusual for us to need to do two more extensive updates in within such a short period. The reason we needed to do this was that two major changes were required to reach GDPR compliance and we wanted to avoid the greater risks of attempting both of these at the same time.