Lost or Missing

UK: Bolton school pupils’ personal details lost after data breach

Joseph Timan reports: Personal data identifying hundreds of children’s names, addresses and schools have been “misplaced”. The missing document is believed to reveal the personal details of all Year 7 pupils in two secondary schools. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has launched an internal investigation after the school nursing team lost a list of 425...

Hundreds of Greater Manchester children’s details lost in data breach

BBC reports: Personal data identifying hundreds of children’s names, addresses and schools has been “misplaced”, prompting an inquiry at a hospital trust. A missing document contains the details of all Year 7 pupils in two Greater Manchester secondary schools. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust has launched an internal investigation after the school nursing team lost...

AU: Call for formal probe into Barwon Health privacy breach

Bay 93.9 reports: There are calls for an independent investigation after sensitive medical records were found on a Geelong street. The documents included data about dementia and mental health patients and contained information including names, conditions, medication, behaviours and even toileting habits. Barwon Health has apologised to residents and families involved in the breach....

Lost garda documents fell from back of bike

Darrah McDonagh reports: Garda documents fell off the back of a motorcycle when it hit a speed bump and were never recovered, according to records. The incident was one of more than 40 data-protection breaches involving sensitive information held by the Department of Justice and Equality that were recorded last year. Read more on...