Loss of sensitive personal data on two occasions.
One record and 18 records.
A patient’s medical record was allegedly found in a waste bin outside Coventry’s University Hospital by a member of the public. Two months previously the records of 18 patients were found in a public waste bin in a residential apartment block.
Undertaking issued to ensure that policies relating to the storage, use, disposure and removal from the premises of personal information are made clear to staff and that compliance is monitored.
Reason for action
The short time between the two incidents suggested that insufficient measures were being taken to safeguard personal data.
27 October 2011.