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NHS fined as files go on eBay

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined £325,000 by a data protection watchdog after highly sensitive files of tens of thousands of patients, including details of HIV treatment, ended up being sold on eBay.

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NHS Trust fined

An NHS trust has been fined £325,000 by a data protection watchdog after highly sensitive files of tens of thousands of patients, including details of HIV treatment, ended up being sold on eBay.

The fine from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the highest issued by the watchdog since it was granted the power in April 2010.

The fine from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the highest issued by the watchdog since it was granted the power in April 2010.

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