Loss of sensitive personal data.
Four desktop computers, one laptop and a memory stick containing sensitive personal data relating to patients were stolen from a locked room in the Trust’s building.
Undertaking issued to ensure that the data controller take all reasonable measures to ensure the physical security of equipment used to process physical data. Mobile media devices must be encrypted to a suitable standard and a clear policy covering the storage and use of personal data is implemented All staff must receive adequate data protection training.
Reason for action
The laptop and memory stick were not encrypted, or locked away out of site, contrary to Trust policy.
24 March 2009