European Data Protection Digest

Undertakings Signed, Another Breach Reported

DATA LOSS—UK

August 12, 2011

Two entities have signed undertakings with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), committing to increase actions towards the protection of personal data. The head teacher of Bay House School in Hampshire has pledged to improve data security practices after the ICO found the school to have breached the Data Protection Act by exposing the personal data of students, teachers and parents. The chief executive of HCA International Ltd has agreed to better secure data after being found to have breached the act by losing two unencrypted laptops containing individuals' medical data. Meanwhile, a Bradford councillor has notifed the ICO about the discovery of paper medical files abandoned at a former nursing home.
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