European Data Protection Digest

Patient, Staff Records Missing

DATA LOSS—UK

October 8, 2010

A total of 387 confidential patient and staff records have been reported lost or stolen from NHS West Midlands between April and June of this year, the Express & Star reports. Two other incidents also took place, the report states, but the numbers of records missing as a result of those cases is unknown. Since January of 2009, there have been more than 20,000 breaches, including a spreadsheet of patient details that was e-mailed to the wrong address, several stolen laptops and a CD containing 300 records that was found unencrypted and without password protection at an area bus stop, the report states.
Full Story