UK: Hospital finds "lost" discs which sparked identity theft warning

WHITTINGTON Hospital wasted £25,000 after wrongly announcing that confidential details of thousands of staff members had been “lost in the post”.

A farcical fortnight at the Highgate hospital “which included a police investigation and letters being sent to 18,000 staff warning that they could become victims of identity fraud” ended with hospital bosses announcing on Friday that four CDs “lost” eight weeks ago had, in fact, been found.

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