UK: 5,600 patients’ records ‘lost’ on memory stick

Claire Lomax of Telegraph & Argus reports that personal information of patients was on an unsecured flash drive lost by an employee of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who did not follow procedures. The flash drive, which was reportedly lost in the library at Leeds Metropolitan University on April 21, contained patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, hospital numbers and details of their medical treatment.

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