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Data breaches in NHS reach 75 in a year

29th October 2008

New figures show that 75 breaches of data security rules by the health service have been reported to the information commissioner's office in the past year.

Those figures - which place the NHS and healthcare sector second only to the whole of the private sector at losing computers, records and data - include 27 lost computers and laptops, 14 losses of paper records and 18 of removable media such as memory sticks. Since last November 80 breaches have been reported in the private sector.


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