Data Loss Sanctions: NHS

The NHS has been sanctioned by the ICO, after being found guilty of breach of the data protection laws, in relation to loss of a laptop in April 2008

5,000 patients records were lost on a laptop which was not encrypted. This is the first ICO sanction against the NHS this year, but with so many cases of data loss last year by the NHS, there are probably many more to come.

No doubt many other government departments will be facing criticism by the ICO this year.

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