ruth wrote:In the September "What's going on in your world" section I reported that one of my daughters was a victim of identity theft when records were stolen over a two year period from her mortgage company, "Countrywide". I found a few articles about this and now I have a better grasp of what occurred. Countrywide is owned by Bank of America. Here are two links to reports that you might be interested in reading:
Trust loses 18,000 staff records
Discs containing personal information on almost 18,000 NHS staff have gone missing from a North London hospital. Whittington Hospital NHS Trust admitted the discs were lost when they were put in the post by mistake in late July. The discs contain names, addresses, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers, of 17,990 staff members.
In a statement, the hospital said the four discs were password protected and did not contain bank account details. An investigation is under way. The trust said police had been informed, but advised that the incident should be treated as a loss with minimal risk to staff. David Sloman, Chief Executive of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, said the hospital had apologised to all the staff involved and one staff member had been suspended.
"It is trust policy to send any such information by courier. To our knowledge this is the one and only time that such information was directed through the post," he said in a statement.
Those affected include current staff and some former staff at the Whittington Hospital, Islington Primary Care Trust, Camden Primary Care Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
West Midlands Police would not confirm or deny reports that the data stick contained information on terrorism.
ruth wrote:West Midlands Police would not confirm or deny reports that the data stick contained information on terrorism.
25 million people! How did the world exist before computer technology. Where would they have filed 25 million records? We seem to be going to hell on a handcart, a computerized handcart.
ruth wrote:Hello Hutong69
Don't quite understand how the story of "Little Tommy" is relevant to this thread. Maybe it wasn't intended to be. We have a joke thread on the forum. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2457
ruth wrote:Thanks Nocti. No need to apologize. Span happens.
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