UK: List of health service security blunders exposed

Continuing what appears to be an increasing trend in the UK media to use freedom of information requests to obtain breach reports, Echo found that there had been 34 incidents involving patient data being lost or mislaid by health service staff in Gloucestershire since December 2007.  The paper notes that the same request was sent to every council in the county, but none reported any security slips in the past five years. More details can be found in ThisisGloucestershire.

Comparing such figures and details to the U.S. is next to impossible because of differences in reporting requirements.

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