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Trust Appealing £325,000 Data Breach Fine

DATA LOSS—UK

June 1, 2012

An NHS trust will appeal a £325,000 fine issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following a data breach. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was served the largest penalty to date after it sold hard drives that contained sensitive data on tens of thousands of patients and staff, Public Service reports. The trust does not accept the ICO's conclusions that it "failed significantly in its duty to its patients, and also to its staff," the report states. The trust says it "simply cannot afford to pay a £325,000 fine" and is therefore appealing to the information tribunal.
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