UK: Hospital lost patient data disks

The BBC reports:

A hospital has lost 100 computer disks containing personal information about patients.

North Wales NHS Trust is carrying out a review of its data security following the incident at Glan Clwyd hospital in Denbighshire last month.

The disks, which were to be destroyed, are believed to have been disposed of “inadvertently” with other waste.

The trust said the disks would have been crushed and buried in landfill and the information could not be retrieved.

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