Information security

Is your information secure.

After yet another loss of a laptop by a government agency, this time within the NHS, the Information Commissioner’s Office has called for better protection of patient data. The laptop that was lost contained the details of 8.3 million patient records.

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said:

“The health service holds some of the most sensitive personal information of any sector in the UK. Millions of records are constantly being accessed and we appreciate that there will be occasions where human error occurs. But recent incidents such as the loss of laptops at NHS North Central London – which we are currently investigating – suggest that the security of data remains a systemic problem.”

The full News release can be found here.

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