UK: Medical data leak: Doctors hit with £40,000 fine from UK watchdog

Jennifer Baker reports:

A doctor’s surgery in Hertfordshire has been fined £40,000 by the UK’s privacy watchdog for giving out personal medical information in breach of data law.

Regal Chambers gave information about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner, despite staff at the practice being warned that this might happen.

Read more on Ars Technica.

Related: Regal Chambers Surgery monetary penalty notice from the ICO (pdf).

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