Report: Tighter Control of Data Needed
DATA PROTECTION—IRELANDApril 8, 2010
Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes released his annual report for 2009 today. The commission investigated 914 complaints last year, which is slightly less than the two previous years, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The commission issued several calls for increased data protection in 2009. Among them, it ordered the Health Service Executive (HSE) to increase controls around patient data. "The HSE holds the most sensitive detail about people--patient data," Hawkes said. "It's very important that is minded carefully so that we can all trust the health service when we use it."