NHS Tops ICO Data Breach Table

Since November 2007 the National Health Service has reported:

  • 116 incidents where equipment containing personal data was stolen
  • 87 incidents where health service organisations lost hardware containing personal data
  • 43 incidents where information was wrongly disclosed by health service organisations
  • 17 incidents where data was \”lost in transit\”
  • 13 cases involving the non-secure disposal of IT
  • 17 cases involved technical or procedural failures

The Deputy Chairman of the Information Commissioner, David Smith, said that “Extra vigilance is required so that people\’s personal information does not end up in the wrong hands. Organisations should have clear security and disclosure procedures that staff can understand, properly implement these and ensure that they are being followed by staff. Staff must be adequately trained not just in the value of personal information, but in how to protect it.\”

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