BBC News – Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust destroyed patient data

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Data loss for NHS patients

Not for the first time this month parts of the NHS have been suffering from data loss and data security breaches. In this case they managed not to notice the data had been missing for a number of months. This might seem extraordinary to most people, but given the extremely large numbers of files that are stored the management of these can be most challenging for system administrators. Just think how much data you have in your user profile directory? Many of our customers we recover data for have data archived from 10 years ago, and they struggle to remember what they actually have stored.