European Data Protection Digest

Trust, Schools, Police Officer Breach Act

DATA LOSS—UK

October 7, 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says that Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust breached the Data Protection Act when it destroyed 10,000 archived records. The records had been stored in a disposal room, and the hospital has been unable to determine how many of the records contained personal information, though some of them contained names, addresses and medical information. The ICO also says that two education institutions have breached the Data Protection Act after laptops belonging to the institutions were stolen. Meanwhile, a senior police officer has been charged with "attempting to pervert the course of justice" and four counts of breaching data protection laws after accessing information on work computers.
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