Loss of sensitive personal data.
A ward handover sheet was found outside the data controller’s premises. This was the second time inside a year that such an incident had been reported to the Commissioner.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all staff are made aware of the data controller’s policy for the storage and use of personal data and be trained to follow it.
Reason for action
Following the incident in 2008 recommendations had been made to minimise the risk of such documents going astray, including instructions to dispose of these in confidential waste and never to remove them from Trust premises, but it was clear that these had not been adhered to by staff.
25 August 2009
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