By LYNDSAY MOSS
09 September 2009
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has agreed to improve data security
after the details of trainee doctors were left on a stolen laptop. The
body informed the Information Commissioner's Office of the data breach
involving the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing the personal
information of 6,377 applicants for medical training positions.
The information included addresses, phone numbers and summaries of the
Ken Macdonald, Assistant Information Commissioner Scotland, said:
"Password protected laptops are not secure. I urge all organisations to
restrict and encrypt the amount of information stored on portable
devices that can be taken off site."
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