24 January 2009
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.
The trust has now signed an agreement to encrypt all data in future and
The health trust serves patients in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and
The laptop was stolen by an "opportunistic thief" from an unlocked
management office at Singleton Hospital in Swansea last April.
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