An unencrypted CD containing scans of patients’ records was found at a nearby bus stop.
Undertaking issued to ensure that all staff are made aware of and trained in the data controller’s policies for the storage and management of data. Patient charts released to consultants are to be signed for on receipt and are to be chased for return within a week and weekly thereafter.
Reason for action
The CD was unencrypted and not password protected. The patient charts it contained were several years old. It was unclear how exactly the CD had came to be made. Any patient charts released to consultants would not be chased for return for a month.
19 August 2010