East Sussex NHS Trust apologies over data breach

BBC reports:

More than 3,000 patients have been sent a letter of apology by the NHS after a computer memory stick containing their personal information was found by a member of the public.

East Sussex NHS Trust said the stick had been left by a member of staff near a trust building.

The information was not password protected.

The trust said it took data security “extremely seriously” and the loss was an “isolated incident”.

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