NHS trust that revealed email addresses of 781 HIV patients is fined £180,000

Sooraj Shah
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56 Dean Street clinic's error was the second of its kind by the Trust
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56 Dean Street clinic's error was the second of its kind by the Trust

Clinic entered email addresses into the 'to' field instead of the 'bcc' field

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £180,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), after it revealed the email addresses of 780 HIV patients. The data breach...

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