One more case of data loss in the U.K

Recently a hospital trust lost details of 1,800 patients. An MP has asked the hospital trust to review their entire procedures. These important details were stored in a laptop and PCs which were stolen from Castle Hill hospital in Cottingham and Hull Royal Infirmary.

MP David Davis said that this was a worrying development, which demonstrates why government’s creation of large database like the national identity database, a country-wide communication database, would put personal details of all citizens of the UK at risk.

He also added that the trust should now review their data security process and make sure that such a thing never happens again. Patients have many things to worry and there should be no more need to concern about their personal details.

Katherine Murphy a director with national charity of patient association also expressed her views. She said that this was not the first time that something like this has happened in the NHS. It is really a worrying situation for patients. There are chances in which the information can land up in wrong hands and they can also misuse it. She also said that she cannot understand how people can be so careless to lose such personal, vital and private information of individuals.

If the hospital trust had online data backup and online data storage, it would have been very easy for them to retrieve this information easily. Online data storage is a safe and secure way to store your data efficiently.

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