Loss of sensitive personal data.
Approximately 2,000 records.
Theft of a patient medication record system.
Undertaking issued to ensure that adequate procedures are put in place to ensure that PMR pharmacy data is securely handled prior to any future transfer of pharmacy ownership. All staff must be made aware of the data controller’s procedures for the safe storage and retrieval of personal data.
Reason for action
The PMR system was stolen for the pharmacy while it was undergoing a transfer of ownership. Although the PMR was password protected the data controller had not taken adequate steps to safely retrieve the PMR system and return it to the wholesale company, whom they had been paying a monthly retainer to, prior to the transfer of ownership process.
27 Mar 2012