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Brighton hospital fined record £325,000 over data theft

Category: England

Published: 1st Jun 2012 11:43:47

A hospital trust has been fined £325,000 after computer hard drives containing confidential information on thousands of patients were stolen.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said the fine, for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, was the highest it had ever imposed.

Personal data belonging to tens of thousands of patients and staff was taken from Brighton General Hospital.

The data was sold on an online auction site in October and November 2010.

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