NHS slammed for ignoring mobile data security

Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 3:13 PM EST

The National Health Service is failing to provide adequate security for potentially sensitive data held on mobile storage devices, research claimed today.

A survey investigating mobile device usage in the UK healthcare sector carried out by Pointsec and the British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management found that one fifth of the devices used to store UK healthcare data have no security at all, and a further two-fifths have just password-controlled access.

At vnunet.

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