(update) NHS North Central London deny risk to patients over data loss

David Hardman reports that NHS North Central London claims there is a “very low risk” patients could be identified from the data on a laptop stolen from London Health Programmes that contained information on 8.63 million patients:

One of the computers contained large amounts of personal details – according to a national newspaper it held the records of 8.63 million people, although the authority has not confirmed this.

In a statement, it said: “London Health Programmes routinely audits a large amount of data to track the care that patients receive. The data did not include patient names.

“The data was deleted from the laptop after it was analysed, and we currently believe there is a very low risk that any data could be recovered from this laptop or that patients could be identified from the loss of this data.

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