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UK: Patients’ data lost near hospital

More than 1,000 patients of the Royal Bolton Hospital have been contacted after their personal details were lost near the hospital grounds. The hospital said the documents fell from a waste container which was taking them to be destroyed on 30 January. The documents contained the names, addresses and dates of birth of patients...

UK: ‘Security breach’ at jobseeker centre

Hannah Crown reports: A centre for the unemployed has been accused of mismanagement, a chronic shortage of facilities and personal security breaches. Between 15 and 30 unemployed people use the ATS centre, at 377 North Circular Road, Palmers Green, which provides programmes of training and work experience placements for people on Jobseeker’s Allowance for...

Ca: City of Regina apologizes for accidentally releasing private information

The City of Regina says it is retraining staff after an employee accidentally released the private information of 1,000 citizens and city workers. Officials admit someone from the financial services department released data late last year that included partial names, social insurance numbers, licence plate numbers, and property tax and utility account numbers. The...

UK: Data theft: More records missing

Council bosses have revealed eight computer hard drives, which could contain personal and financial information about residents, are still missing. Officials at Charnwood Borough Council say the devices are part of the same batch as one stolen by a former employee and sold on an internet auction site. They remain unaccounted for. That hard...