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Patient records on stolen laptop




Patient records on stolen laptop
Patient records on stolen laptop



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7849212.stm 

BBC News
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 
improve security.

The health trust serves patients in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and 
Bridgend.

The laptop was stolen by an "opportunistic thief" from an unlocked 
management office at Singleton Hospital in Swansea last April.

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