UK: NHS trust lost 800 patient records on unencrypted memory stick
An NHS trust has done it again – losing 800 confidential patient records on an unencrypted memory stick.
The Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust patient records were lost in September 2010. Shockingly, the details were on an unencrypted memory stick and worse, the 800 affected patients were never told. Leaked details include full name, date of birth and operation details.
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This was not the trust’s first reported breach. A press release from the ICO in July 2009 had summarized other incidents involving them – the loss of patient data on a bus and the theft of laptops with unencrypted information.