European Data Protection Digest

Commissioner: No ID Theft Resulting from Hospital Breach


November 11, 2011

After investigating an August data breach at Dublin's Tallaght Hospital, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner says that there has been no indication of identity theft or selling of the data, reports The breach involved unauthorised use and disclosure of personal information that was outsourced to a transcription services company in the Philippines. While the commissioner says he's no longer investigating this incident, he is looking into the outsourcing of such patient data in general after learning that other heath entities used the company.

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