UK: 5,400 medical files stolen in Downpatrick break-in

Some might not consider this a breach because of the encryption:

Medical records of 5,400 patients have been stolen from a doctors’ surgery in Downpatrick.

The break-in happened at the surgery of Drs Hannah and McGoldrick at Pound Lane over the Christmas period.

They were in two computer hard disk drives and several DVDs containing back-up copies of the records.

The Health and Social Care Board said security measures on the disks and the fact the DVDs were encrypted, made it unlikely the files could be accessed.

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