European Data Protection Digest

Health Trust Fined 100,000 GBP for Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

June 6, 2013

Out-Law.com reports the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found Stockport Primary Care Trust “was guilty of a serious breach of the Data Protection Act…after it left sensitive medical records belonging to patients at premises it vacated.” The ICO has fined the trust 100,000 GBP for the breach. “The highly sensitive nature of the documents left behind makes this mistake inexcusable, and there can be no doubt that the penalty we’ve served is both necessary and appropriate,” said Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection David Smith.
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