UK: NHS Highland apologizes after data security breach

Tom Ramage reports:

Letters inviting patients at NHS Highland for their second dose of Covid vaccine were produced by NHS Highland Public Health carrying information relating to other patients.

A spokesperson has explained: “These letters each contain the name and address of the patient along with the date, a time slot and a location they should attend to receive their second vaccine. Each of these letters should only fill one page.

“On Thursday, July 22 a batch of 249 letters, addressed to named individual patients, were transferred electronically to the department in Inverness who have the facilities to print and envelope large batches of letters.

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