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RBS, VA Hospital Announce Breaches

DATA LOSS—UK & U.S.

August 26, 2011

SearchSecurity.co.UK reports that the pay rates of 3,000 contract staff were exposed when a staff member at the employment agency Hays e-mailed 800 RBS employees with the details. "We are extremely disappointed that confidential personnel data has been shared by one of our suppliers," the bank said in a statement. "This is unacceptable and we are taking action to address this issue." The bank stressed that no customer information was comprised. Meanwhile, Becker's Hospital Review reports that 1,900 U.S. veterans have been notified that their personal details were made vulnerable when a Lexington VA Medical Center employee took home patient files in violation of hospital policy. 
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