Dutch hospitals lax on data security

Radio Netherlands reports:

The Dutch Data Protection Authority reports that hospitals are careless with patient’s computer records. The report follows an inspection at 20 hospitals, none of which were found to have adequate data security.

Entire departments were found to be using the same login name and password. And in many hospitals, computers are left running, so when staff are away anyone could access the system.

The Data Protection Authority lays the blame with hospital management. The patients’ association has expressed concern at the results. A similar inspection four years ago produced the same results.

Comment: this story makes this previous story even more eyebrow-raising.

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