European Data Protection Digest

Medical Records Found in Bog

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

August 26, 2011

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has opened an investigation into the discovery of medical records in a Galway bog, Newstalk reports. The names and addresses of Sligo General Hospital patients may have been exposed, according to the report. Community wardens found the records in an Abbeyknockmoy bog and notified the Health Service Executive.
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