European Data Protection Digest

Medical and Financial Breaches

DATA LOSS—UK

July 16, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office has found Brigham Children's Hospital NHS Trust in breach of the Data Protection Act
after two laptops containing patients' personal information were stolen. The trust will sign a formal undertaking stating that
it will begin processing personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will implement  security measures
such as software encryption. Meanwhile, the Barking and Dagenham Post reports that the Barking and Dagenham Council's
financial system was hacked, possibly exposing employees' bank details. Though investigators deemed personal data loss
unlikely, they could not rule it out.
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