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ICO Takes Action Following Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

January 18, 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has taken action against a healthcare provider following a data breach, Computer Business Review reports. In August, Praxis Care Limited lost an unencrypted memory stick containing sensitive patient information, breaching the UK Data Protection Act and the Isle of Man Data Protection Act. The 160 individuals affected have been notified, and the company has not received any complaints so far, the report states. Praxis Care Limited has agreed to ensure that all portable media devices are encrypted and not retain unnecessary data. It has also updated its data security guidance, the report states.
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