NHS tops list of data breaches3rd June 2010
Latest figures show that the NHS has been the source of almost a third of the data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office since 2007.
It was responsible for 305 of the 1,007 reported breaches, with 288 from the private sector, 132 from local government and 18 from central government. The figures suggest that the health service has a particular problem with the theft of devices holding personal data and underlines the importance of encryption as the last defence for sensitive information.
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