By Chris Watt
July 1, 2008
A senior hospital manager has been suspended after a laptop containing
the unencrypted personal data of more than 20,000 patients was stolen, a
health trust admitted yesterday.
The computer, which held the names, dates of birth, postcodes and
medical information of thousands of patients, was stolen from the NHS
staff member's car during a holiday in Edinburgh nearly two weeks ago.
All the individuals affected by the theft have been contacted,
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said.
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