European Data Protection Digest

Police, Doctor Report Breaches

DATA LOSS—UK

February 3, 2012

The Metropolitan Police accidentally shared the e-mail addresses of more than 1,000 crime victims, the Daily Mail reports. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said it has been informed of the possible data breach. "No other personal details were revealed, and we are contacting everyone affected to explain what happened and to apologise," said a spokesperson for the police. Meanwhile, a podiatry clinic in Hampshire has reported a laptop containing the personal and medical information of 1,500 people has been stolen. The ICO is investigating the loss. In an op-ed for Public Service, the CEO of a breach detection company writes that healthcare leaders must rapidly become leaders in patient privacy.
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