UK: Hospital cleaner charged with data protection breach

More on that breach at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary a few weeks ago when a patient complained of being contacted on Facebook by a cleaner who learned her name while she was in the emergency ward. The hospital subsequently reported that he had not accessed her information from any database but had seen her name on a computerized floor plan of the ward. MSN now reports that he has been charged with a data protection breach and will appear in court at a later date.

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