Laptops containing medical details of Birmingham patients stolen

In the U.K.:

Laptops containing the private and medical details of more than 7,000 Birmingham NHS patients, including sick children, have been stolen prompting a massive security alert.

Surgical firm Trulife used by four hospitals – Birmingham Children’s Hospital, City Hospital, in Winson Green, Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich, and Rowley Regis Hospital – has revealed that three computers have been taken.

One of them was taken after being left in a car by an employee, while another was snatched during a mugging.

None of the information on the missing laptops had been encrypted.

Between 3,000 and 3,500 Children’s Hospital patients are affected plus a further 3,633 patients from City, Sandwell and Rowley Regis.

Source: Birmingham Mail

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