UK: Patient records on stolen laptop

An NHS trust serving people across south Wales has been criticised after a laptop with details of about 5,000 patients were stolen.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust was found to have breached data protection laws.

The computer, which had patient medical records on it which were not encrypted, was stolen from an unlocked office.


In a separate case, a trust in the north of England, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust was also criticised by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for losing a data stick containing patient information.

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