Health privacy: UK NHS email error

BBC News reports that a London HIV treatment clinic has mistakenly sent out the names and email addresses of 780 patients when a newsletter was issued to people who attend the clinic. Dr Alan McOwan, consultant and lead clinician at the clinic, said the breach was a “devastating error”. Human error led to the breach, the clinic said.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was aware of the incident and would be making inquiries.

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