European Data Protection Digest

Patient Data From Hospital Breached

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

August 5, 2011

A Dublin hospital using the transcription services of Uscribe has confirmed that sensitive patient information underwent "unauthorised access and disclosure," while a Cork hospital using the same company says it has "no evidence whatsoever that any of its patient data has been misused, destroyed or disclosed improperly," The Irish Times reports. The compromised records include patient consultations with doctors and hospital referrals, but according to the report, not full medical records. The Data Protection Commissioner's office will meet with the chief executive of the Dublin hospital to discuss the incident. 
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