ICO reprimands NHS Fife after woman posed as nurse stole patient records

28/11/2023 | ICO

NHS Fife has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after an unauthorised person entered a ward and accessed the personal information of 14 patients. The incident, which took place in February 2023, was able to take place due to a lack of identification checks and formal processes. The data was taken off-site and has not been recovered. While the hospital installed CCTV cameras, they were not operational at the time because a staff member had accidentally turned off the power socket. The ICO issued a reprimand to NHS Fife for a lack of appropriate security measures and insufficient staff training.

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