European Data Protection Digest

Medical Records Found in Car Park

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

August 20, 2010

Patient medical records and a blank prescription pad were found in a clinic's car park, the Dudley News reports, and the  breach breaks several data protection laws and regulations. A patient found the papers and turned them over to the newspaper, the report states. Doctors at the practice have apologised for the breach, stating they "will now be looking hard at our processes to ensure this can never happen again." The clinic could face actions by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the report states.
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