Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Details on Around 11,000 Patients Has Been Stolen

More than 20,000 records were held on computers stolen from a south London hospital. In Wolverhampton, a laptop holding details on around 11,000 patients has been stolen.

The missing data includes names, addresses, NHS numbers and, in the Wolverhampton theft, personal medical histories.

In both cases, sensitive data had been stored on laptops in defiance of rules that are meant to protect such records from theft or loss.

[Via Telegraph]

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