UK: Surgery apologizes for exposing patient information on the Internet

Ugh. The Daily Echo reports:

A Hampshire doctors’ surgery has apologised after confidential data about more than 100 patients was made public.

A major IT glitch resulted in information about patients at the Fordingbridge Surgery, including their names, addresses and NHS numbers, accidentally appearing online.

A house-hunter was researching a property in the area when an Internet search engine threw up a link to a document containing 114 names.

The document was published more than two years ago but it is not known how long it was on the Internet and how many people have viewed its contents.

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