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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3074

Welsh health board is fined for breach of data protection act: The Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Wales has been fined £70 000 (€85 000; $113 000) after a report containing a patient’s medical details was sent to the wrong person. It is the first NHS organisation to be fined after a breach of the Data Protection Act. The error occurred when a consultant emailed a letter to a secretary and misspelt the name of the patient, resulting in the report …

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