Patient data on hard drive26th September 2007
A hospital trust has launched an investigation after a hard drive of one of its computers containing patient data was sold using auction website eBay.
The drive belonged to the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, which is now trying to establish how the computer part was made available, though it suspects it may have been stolen from one of its hospitals.
The trust has a Private Finance Initiative deal with Siemens Medical Solutions to wipe data and dispose trust computers safely. Siemens subcontracts the disposal of obsolete equipment to Computer Disposals.
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Title: Patient data on hard drive
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4237
Date Added: 26th Sep 2007