Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust Loses 112 Patient Records At Bus Stop

The Head of Enforcement at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Mick Gorrill, said that “The fact that this information was several years old is of no consequence – patients’ personal data should always be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act. I am pleased that the Trust has agreed to take remedial steps to ensure such an incident does not happen again.\”

Mark Fullbrook, Director at Privileged Identity Management said that “With the ICO yet to use its powers to issue heavy fines to organisations in breach of the DPA, the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust should count itself very lucky. What is particularly disappointing in this case is that, with so many better-enabled devices and means of storing information, should this highly sensitive information have really been held and transported by CD? The Trust could not even explain how and why an unprotected CD with patient records was produced in the first place.\”

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