UK: ICO takes action against Camden PCT for data blunder

From the Information Commissioner’s Office:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken enforcement action against Camden Primary Care Trust (PCT) following a breach of the Data Protection Act.

Computers containing 2,500 individuals’ names, addresses and medical diagnoses were left beside a skip inside the grounds of St. Pancras Hospital in August 2008. The computers, which were no longer in use and were not encrypted, were removed from the scene without authorisation and were never recovered.

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