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ICO Names Breaches, Study Says Trusts Losing Data

DATA LOSS—UK

October 28, 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says Newcastle Youth Offending Team breached the Data Protection Act by failing to protect data on a laptop that was stolen from a contractor, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The ICO has also ordered University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust to review its policies and train staff after finding that the trust breached the Data Protection Act on two occasions, according to an ICO press release. Meanwhile, the group Big Brother Watch has released a report showing that during a three-year period between 2008 and 2011, NHS trusts experienced 806 data breach incidents.
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