Commissioner Investigating Potential Hospital Breach
DATA PROTECTION—IRELANDJuly 29, 2011
The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating a potential breach at a Dublin hospital, RTE News reports. Tallaght Hospital says it notified the commissioner's office last Friday of "unsubstantiated allegations" involving unauthorised disclosure of personal information. The alleged disclosure involves the hospital's dictation outsourcing to a company with international facilities, though the hospital reportedly does not outsource the transcription of medical reports. The hospital says it has no evidence that any patient information has been inappropriately disclosed or accessed.