New guidelines after data breaches at University Hospital Galway

Dara Bradley reports:

New guidelines for supervising students conducting research at University Hospital Galway (UHG) were put in place following the discovery of a serious breach of data protection of female patients at the hospital.

The guidelines were put in place in response to one of a number of data protection breaches, including release of sensitive information about patients and minors, within the health service in Galway in the past year.

All bar one of the incidents were reported to the Data Protection Commissioner, according to Health Service Executive internal documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Read more on Connacht Tribune for a recap of the types of breaches that had occurred.

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