The NHS is Averaging 2,500 Confidentality Breaches a Year

By Gary Cutlack on at

Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch claims the NHS is constantly leaking data like that thing on your genitals continuously leaks a weird fluid, saying it's found evidence of there being 7,255 recorded data breaches between 2011 and 2014.

Rather incredibly, the requests made to NHS trusts found that there were 50 cases of personal data being posted on social media, along with 251 cases of stuff being shared with third parties and 236 incidents of health data being wrongly sent by email, fax or letter.

The finding suggest that 61 NHS staff resigned due to privacy errors during the three-year period. Given that there's about to be an app for some patient data, it might be time to start worrying about details of our aches and pains becoming hackable. [BBC]