UK: Crime reports among missing data

The Galloway Gazette reports:

Pictures of children and confidential crime reports are among a catalogue of data files lost by councils and health boards, it has been revealed.

The dossier of stolen or lost information included details of pupils held by Glasgow City Council’s psychological services department.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reported that seven laptops, one with details of 5,800 patients, had been stolen.

Aberdeenshire Council lost photos of school children contained on a computer USB memory stick.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats released the information following an investigation covering 18 months.

Fifteen of Scotland’s 32 councils and 11 health boards reported lost or stolen data files.

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