Hospitals Lack Data Breach Protection
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—SPAINOctober 14, 2010
The Reader reports that one in three Spanish hospitals are in breach of data protection requirements, with no measures in place to prevent data loss or unauthorized access. The report also states that another 40 percent of state hospitals and 15 percent of private ones do not record access to clinical files, and 45 percent do not include legal explanations on their forms explaining how and why patient data is stored. "Only a third of state hospitals carry out any kind of security audit on their files," the report states. Those found in breach have been issued warnings and could face substantial fines.