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NHS tops list of data breaches

3rd 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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Article Information

Title: NHS tops list of data breaches
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15042
Date Added: 3rd Jun 2010

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