Niall Mclean blogs on Brodies PublicLawBlog about a recent ICO monetary penalty notice issued following the loss of sensitive personal data by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) £150,000 after the loss of three unencrypted DVDs which contained sensitive personal data.   The DVDs related to a nurse’s misconduct hearing and contained evidence from two vulnerable children.   You can read the ICO’s Monetary Penalty Notice here.    A recent post on our TechBlog discussed the methodology the ICO uses for calculating penalties and the NMC’s breach falls into the “very serious” category.

The NMC has expressed disappointment at the decision which it says was down to “an isolated human error”.  The fine is a pointed reminder to regulatory bodies of the importance in keeping hearing information confidential and secure – particularly where it is held electronically and should be encrypted.

Niall Mclean

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