An employee has been prosecuted and fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office for transferring client data before moving to a new job. The employee sent details of 957 clients to his personal email address and then started work at a rival company. The email contained commercially sensitive information which included personal data in the form of contact details and the purchase history of customers. The employee was fined £300 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and £405.98 in costs at Telford Magistrates’ Court.
As a Practice Owner you need to make sure you have a Data Protection Policy and that the data of your patients is safe and secure.
Without a Data Protection Policy, in the above case, the ICO could have easily have prosecuted the employer.
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