Medical and Financial Breaches
DATA LOSS—UKJuly 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.