Nurse accessed confidential records of online dating matches

HK, a nurse working at Nottingham University Hospital, accessed 28 medical records of patients she met on dating websites. She has accessed these records without authorisation. In April 2019 one of the patients complained of the breach to the NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). The complaint led to an internal investigation. This found [...]

By |2021-10-25T12:10:32+01:00October 25th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Nurse accessed confidential records of online dating matches

ICO fines Mermaids for data breach

The Information Commissioners Office has fined transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure. The ICO found that Mermaids (a charity which offers support to children/young adults and their families in relation to gender non-conformity) breached users’ data by failing to implement appropriate security and technical measures to [...]

By |2021-10-13T17:49:16+01:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on ICO fines Mermaids for data breach

Oxford Council data breach

Oxford City Council have apologized to local residents following a data breach that occurred at the end of July 2021. Up to 80 residents received letters from the Council containing rent statements intended for others. One resident said: “I received a letter that was addressed to my address but not with my name. I mistakenly [...]

By |2021-10-01T16:45:04+01:00October 1st, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Oxford Council data breach