2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Loss of sensitive personal data.

How much
56 records.

Four desktop computers, one laptop and a memory stick  containing sensitive personal data relating to patients were stolen from a locked room in the Trust’s building.


Regulatory action
Undertaking issued to ensure that the data controller take all reasonable measures to ensure the physical security of equipment used to process physical data. Mobile media devices must be encrypted to a suitable standard and a clear policy covering the storage and use of personal data is implemented  All staff must receive adequate data protection training.

Reason for action
The laptop and memory stick were not encrypted, or locked away out of site, contrary to Trust policy.

24 March 2009

View PDF of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust Undertaking (Breach Watch Archive)