European Data Protection Digest

New NHS Orgs Will Be Responsible for Old Breaches

DATA LOSS—UK

May 16, 2013

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is cautioning that in cases where NHS organisations “have been dismantled under the Health and Social Care Act,” pending data breach complaints “will be transferred to new NHS organisations,” Public Service reports. The ICO’s Dawn Monaghan said, “Any complaints from data protection, any investigations that were underway for a breach of data protection…we don't just let them fall off the end and put them in the waste bin….They carry on and they are continued with whichever body has legal liability.”
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