UK government apologizes for breaching doctors' personal info

Friday, 27 April 2007, 12:42 AM EST

The U.K. Department of Health has been forced to apologize after the personal details of hundreds of doctors -- including home addresses, phone numbers, sexual orientation and previous convictions -- were made available online.

The security breach is the latest disaster to hit a troubled NHS online application system for specialist medical training posts. Doctors' leaders said there was "no excuse" for the "appalling" breach -- particularly after security concerns had been raised with the DoH.

At Computerworld.

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