Former NHS employee Loretta Alborghetti was ordered to pay £648 by Worcester Magistrates’ Court for unlawfully accessing the medical records of over 150 people in breach of Section 170 of the Data Protection Act 2018. Ms Alborghetti, who worked as a medical secretary in the Ophthalmology department at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, accessed the records of 156 patients, including the records of family members and individuals with postcodes local to where she lived at the time, without their consent or a business need to do so. Over a three-month period, Ms Alborghetti viewed the records over 1800 times within three months.
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