ICO Serves Intent To Fine £375,000
DATA LOSS—UKJanuary 11, 2012
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has served an NHS Trust with a notice of intent to fine, The Argus reports. The fine follows an ICO investigation into the theft of 232 hard drives from Brighton General Hospital. The drives contained the private medical data of tens of thousands of patients. They were sold on eBay, and the purchaser notified the trust, which recovered the data. The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has until January 23 to respond to the ICO's intention of fining it £375,000. According to the report, the trust intends to contest the fine.