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Monday, April 11, 2005

Security fears after hospital laptops stolen

Security fears after hospital laptops stolen: "SECURITY at a Glasgow hospital has been stepped up after confidential patient records were stolen.
Thieves have stolen 12 laptops and computer screens from secretarial areas at the Victoria Infirmary.
The alarm was raised after IT staff disclosed that patient information on the computers could have been obtained by thieves.
A total of 170 patients had to be contacted and told their medical histories had been compromised. "


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