ICO issues NHS Highland reprimand for HIV patient email data breach

30/03/2023 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued NHS Highland an official reprimand for a serious data breach after an email revealed the personal email addresses of 37 individuals offered the use of the health board's HIV services. The recipients' details were accidentally added using the CC option instead of BCC (blind carbon copy). 

The reprimand confirms the breach was a violation of Article 5(1)(f), Article 32(1) & Article 25 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the ICO issued the reprimand instead a £35,000 fine. 

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