European Data Protection Digest

Commissioner Investigating Potential Hospital Breach

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

July 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.
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