UK: Thousands of health records lost in council security blunder

Since Big Brother Watch came out with a report on breaches disclosed in freedom of information requests, there have been a number of stories about individual councils. This is just one of them. Adam Courtney reports:

A security breach saw Hammersmith and Fulham Council lose the confidential health records of 3,500 people which were being stored in a ‘bag’.

The sensitive information was lost in December 2009 and resulted in a member of staff being ‘disciplined internally’, although the council confirmed the offender was not dismissed.


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