ICO Investigating Lost of NHS Flash Drive

ICO Investigating Lost and Found NHS Flash Drive, The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the loss of a flash drive that contains information about psychiatric patients from the NHS Forth Valley trust in Scotland. The drive was found and turned in to a Glasgow newspaper. The ICO was recently granted the authority to impose fines of up to GBP 500,000 (US $742,000) for serious data breaches. A staff member has been suspended pending an investigation into the scope of the data breach. The medical trust’s director says they are contacting affected patients. The NHS is the single largest source of data breaches in the UK, according to deputy ICO commissioner David Smith.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-threats/2010/05/06/privacy-watchdog-looks-into-nhs-data-breach-40088863/ 

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