UK: Patient personal details will now be encrypted after laptop theft say hospital bosses

A follow-up to a breach reported on this blog in December 2010:

The theft of a hospital laptop containing the details of more than 1500 patients could have been an inside job trust bosses have been told.

The computer, stolen from Calderdale Royal Hospital, contained 1,569 patient records including names, dates of birth and addresses when it was noticed missing on November 22 last year.

Now a report by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust board members has concluded the computer, which was in the neurophysiology department, would probably have been filched during working hours.

Read more in the Huddersfield Daily.

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