[ISN] NHS manager is suspended after losing computer

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 01:41:11 -0500 (CDT)

By Chris Watt
The Herald
July 1, 2008

A senior hospital manager has been suspended after a laptop containing 
the unencrypted personal data of more than 20,000 patients was stolen, a 
health trust admitted yesterday.

The computer, which held the names, dates of birth, postcodes and 
medical information of thousands of patients, was stolen from the NHS 
staff member's car during a holiday in Edinburgh nearly two weeks ago.

All the individuals affected by the theft have been contacted, 
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said.


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