European Data Protection Digest

ICO: Trust Breached Data Protection Rules


October 1, 2010

The NHS Forth Valley has signed a formal undertaking after it breached data protection rules when a personal memory stick containing patient records went missing. A 12-year-old boy found the stick in a supermarket parking lot in May, BBC News reports. It contained such details as the criminal histories of some patients who were treated at the center for severe mental health problems. It also included details on certain staff. A staff member was suspended for losing the memory stick.
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