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Patient information lost in Britain

AP/Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2007
Personal information about patients in Britain's free healthcare system has been lost, according to the nation's health department. It was the third time this year that a government service lost data about the public. Nine of the trusts that oversee Britain's National Health Service have acknowledged losing information about patients, an apparent violation of strict data-protection rules. The British health department said it did not have a total number of patients whose data was lost.