Imperial breaches the DPA

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS organisation to be required to sign an undertaking not to breach the Data Protection Act by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The undertaking says six laptops were stolen in two burglaries at St Mary’s Hospital, one of which was unencrypted even though it held patient details. An employee also lost paper records containing the details of 6,000 patients from a cycle pannier.

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