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NHS Trust Signs Undertaking for Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

September 16, 2011

An NHS trust has signed an undertaking with the Information Commissioner's Office for contravening the Data Protection Act by improperly disposing of sensitive personal data, publicservice.co.uk reports. During an office move, the Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust left a CD containing data on 1.6 million people in a filing cabinet that was sent to a landfill, according to the report. The undertaking requires that the trust develop certain policies and procedures and increase staff training.
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