I have been in lock down for 18 weeks, because i was based in the Shielding group having 12 long term medical conditions.
For 12 weeks of the lock down i began to suffer from terrible pains in my right jaw, worse when trying to chew anything,
The pain causing ear ache, headaches, pain in my neck, and the joint coming out of its socket when chewing, due to the now chronic pain i reluctantly have to eat a puree diet.
I was also experiencing toothache from the top left part of my mouth.
after at least 6 calls to my dental surgery two times in tears, i was at the end of my tether with pain, i called 111 but they could offer no assistance.
Three weeks later the lock down was over, but there was still restrictions,
After speaking to the dentist she stated i needed to be seen as an emergency, the Receptionist called and arranged an appointment 5 days away.
2 days before i was due to go for my appointment an email arrived from the dentist, requesting that i fill medical data in, medication details, and lots of other sensitive data, but the information and data was not being forwarded to my dentist but a third party site based in the USA.
I wasn't at all happy about forwarding very sensitive data to a site in USA, that i knew nothing about.
I called my dentist and asked them if the third party site was a Data Processor site? and if it was, why had they not informed Their Patients at they were sharing their data with a third Party, in my eyes this was a breach of the GDPR Policy of 28,5,2018.
I stated that i was not giving my permission for them to share my data with the Data Processor site in the USA, and i asked them to delete all my data which they agreed to do, but they would be unable to treat me.
Obviously i had to leave my data on file with my dentist surgery, and the data processor site in the USA.
There was pages and pages of data i had to fill in to a site in the USA, and if it was not completed the day before my appointment they would not agree to see me, DATA BLACKMAIL, OR NOT TO BE SEEN, so very reluctantly i filled the data in and passed it on to the data processor site.
I have never ever had to do this before seeing my dentist, i did put a SAR Request under the GDPR Policy of 28.5.2018 and they did comply well within the 30 working day timescale.
The dental surgery did understand my anxiety about adding sensitive data to a site that i knew nothing about, due to the fact that i had previously been subject to two data protection breaches in a year via Leicestershire County Council,
I thought that was that battle finished, i was very shocked that i was subjected to the same treatment by Spec savers opticians, aw if you do not fill in your data a day before your appointment you will not be be seen, i had to provide more sensitive data they even wanted to know WHAT MY HOBBIES WERE.
I just put N A, BECAUSE I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF ADDING VERY SENSITIVE DATA TO THEIR SITES BY BLACKMAIL OR NOT RECEIVE TREATMENT .
ON THE SPEC SAVERS SITE IT STATED THAT ALL THIS INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE PROVIDED BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT STANCE if you do not provide the data you will not be treated, THE NEW ETHOS NO CORONA VIRUS JAB AND MICROCHIP, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SET ONE FOOT OUT OF YOUR HOUSE AND LIVE ANY KIND OF DECENT LIFE.