UK: Alert auctioneer stops data of 7,000 patients in west Norfolk being sold to highest bidder after blunder at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Thank goodness for alert auctioneers. Sophie Biddle reports:

A health chief at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, has announced a full internal investigation is underway after a piece of medical equipment containing personal data slipped through the first stage of their disposal process.

The potential for the information to be leaked was however prevented by an auctioneer, at a family business which specialises in the sale of medical equipment, who flagged up the error.


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