Feb 11, 2022
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Health data of thousands of Dorset patients leaked by mistake

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A new study reports that Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHC) experienced the fourth highest number of data breaches in the UK. The trust argues this does not tell the whole story.
Security website VPNoverview.com sent out Freedom of Information requests to 229 NHS foundations across the UK regarding data breaches. Of those, 152 responded.
DHC was found to have recorded 3,017 total data breaches from 2016 to 2021. They also recorded the most data breaches in the country between 2020 and 2021 at 672.
However, the DHC told the Dorset Echo that of these instances, just 16 were actually reportable to the national Information Commissioners Office (ICO). This would place the trust as among the best performing in the country.
 
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