Loss of personal data.
1.6 million records.
A filling cabinet containing records was sent to a landfill during a move, however it also contained a CD holding data on 1.6 million patients.
Undertaking issued to ensure that staff receive the necessary Information Governance training and are made aware of retention and storage policies.
Reason for action
A failure of internal communication meant that the presence of the CD in the filing cabinet was not known to those disposing of it.
14 September 2011.
View PDF of the Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust Undertaking (Via ICO Website)
View PDF of the Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust Undertaking (Breach Watch Archive)