UK Hospital Loses Laptop With Patient Data

Posted: Feb 15 2008, 10:05am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:14am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs

 
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The loss or theft of government and public sector laptops filled with sensitive information has become increasingly common in the UK. Reports are coming in today that a hospital in the Midlands has had a notebook stolen.

The laptop held the records of 5,000 patients that had an unspecified blood disease. Reportedly the notebook disappeared in early January from the outpatient department of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

The data on the computer contained medical records, addresses and birthdates of the 5,000 patients. Despite new security practices put in place by the hospital the data was not encrypted so the thief’s have access to the data.

Via Heise-Online.

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