Revealed: 1,400 data breaches at HSE included patient photos and medical files

Ken Foxe reports:

The HSE has suffered almost 1,400 separate data breaches over the past two years involving photographing of patients, infection status being disclosed to other family members, and the discovery of confidential medical files in public places.

The number of breaches showed a sharp rise between 2018, when 556 incidents were recorded, and last year when there were 833.

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