UK: Ambulance Chiefs Cleared Over Lost Disk

Martin Williams reports on RedOrbit:

AMBULANCE service executives were not to blame for the loss of details of almost one million 999 emergency medical calls, including caller numbers and patient names, Scotland’s Health Secretary said yesterday.

Nicola Sturgeon said she was satisfied that the Scottish Ambulance Service had followed guidelines and the missing information, lost during transit of a data disk, was both encrypted and password-protected.

Investigations are continuing into how the records of 894,629 calls to the Paisley Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre since February 2006 were lost by courier service

The data included the names of some patients, addresses of incidents and phone numbers received in calls to the centre. The service said it had been lost by TNT earlier this month while being transferred to a Manchester company which supplies the IT system used in the ambulance service’s three emergency medical dispatch centres.

Full story – RedOrbit

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