Cancer patient data lost29th October 2009
The Information Commissioner has criticised Ashford and St Peterâ€™s Hospitals NHS Trust for losing three unencrypted USB sticks containing sensitive information about cancer patients.
The devices, which were lost between 28 May and 26 June 2009, contained the full treatment and diagnosis history of numerous cancer patients. The information was recorded in Microsoft Word format, leaving it accessible to anyone with a computer. However, the incident was not formally reported to the data controllerâ€™s management until after the third incident.
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Title: Cancer patient data lost
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13055
Date Added: 29th Oct 2009