UK: Confidential patient data lost on Teesdale street

TEESDALE is at the centre of the latest data loss scandal after a memory stick containing information on hundreds of NHS mental health patients was found by a member of the public in a Barnard Castle street.

The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Trust, whose jurisdiction Teesdale falls within, said the ‘serious breach of patient confidentiality’ happened after a computer technician, who had been upgrading PCs in Teesdale, failed to delete the information from the portable stick.

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