European Data Protection Digest

ICO: Lack of Staff Training Led to Breach


April 20, 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says insufficient staff training has led to the breach of two unencrypted memory sticks from a London-based hospital, COMPUTERWORLD UK reports. According to an ICO undertaking , one memory stick contained the personal information of 600 maternity patients, while the other held medical data of 33 children. The ICO said, "Due to not having received up-to-date information on governance training, the employee was unaware that an encrypted device issued by the data controller should have been used."
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