UK’s NHS Trust Fined $142,000 For Faxing Patient Records To The Wrong Person

Posted on May 21 2012 - 11:19am by Editorial Staff

AFP is reporting that UK’s NHS Trust has been fined for £90,000 (about $142,000) over sending the details of almost 60 patients to the wrong person – believe it or not, it really happened. Patient lists containing sensitive personal data on 59 people were faxed to the wrong number 45 times over three months from last March

Stephen Eckersley, the ICO’s head of enforcement, said: “Patients rely on the NHS to keep their details safe.”In this case Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust failed to keep their patients’ sensitive information secure. “The fact that this information was sent to the wrong recipient for three months without anyone noticing makes this case all the more worrying.”

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