European Data Protection Digest

Officials in Scotland Concerned Over Info Losses, Theft

DATA LOSS—UK

September 3, 2010

The loss of computers and other electronic devices from councils, police forces and health boards in Scotland is raising concerns about data privacy, The Press and Journal reports. Losses or thefts have been reported by the Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Highland Council and Shetland Council. In addition, the report states, the Shetland and Tayside health boards, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board and the Lothian and Borders Police have also been involved in data breach incidents. Liberal Democrats Chief Whip Mike Rumbles suggested that given the number of breaches, "The government is not in control of the situation. They need to get a grip on this right now."
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