UK: Patient data found on hard drives

From the BBC:

Medical records, confidential letters and X-rays of patients in Lanarkshire have been found on second-hand computer hard drives.

Two disks bought for a study on data security contained sensitive information from Monklands and Hairmyres hospitals.

NHS Lanarkshire said the disks were disposed of in 2006 before it improved its data protection procedures.

Other disks contained bank details and information on missile defence.

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