Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
Health Firm fined for data leak!
A £200,000 fine has been issued to a private health firm after it became apparent that fertility patients’ confidential information was leaked online. There was an Information Commissioners Office (ICO) investigation into the way the hospital operated, this included things like transcribing, transferring and also storing recordings of the IVF appointments.
This issue was discovered after a patient discovered that transcripts from the recorded IVF interviews at Lister Hospital were publicly available online in April 2015. The really bad part of this story is that the information was being stored on an unsecure server, this left the data unsecure and easily accessible.
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