Oct 152019
 
 October 15, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

Katy Griffin reports:

A Fordingbridge man says he was “stunned” and “very upset” after discovering by chance that his medical records had been accessed and details shared without his consent.

The data breach took place in 2016 but Robert Richardson found out about it more than two years later after making a Right of Access information request.

Now Southern Health NHS Trust has admitted failing in its data protection obligations following the incident which involved a member of its staff accessing and sharing details of a patient’s confidential medical records without consent.

Mr Richardson received £1,500 as part of the settlement.

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