Health bosses in Nottinghamshire have issued a warning after a laptop containing information on about 11,000 young children was stolen. The laptop was one of three taken from an office at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 21 March.
It contained the names, addresses and dates of birth of children from the Newark, Mansfield and Ashfield areas.
Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) said the matter was being taken “extremely seriously”.
The information on the computer concerned children aged eight months to eight-years-old.
Apparently “the information on the device is protected by a password.”