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Government-funded home care in Isle of Man suffers data breach

Government-funded home care in Isle of Man suffers data breach
  • Paper records of phone numbers, names, and addresses of 33 adults have been compromised.
  • The compromised information also includes the phone numbers for 43 relatives and 11 carers of the adults who are receiving home care.

A government-funded home care in the Isle of Man suffered a data breach compromising the personal information of adults receiving home care.

What was compromised?

  • Paper records of phone numbers, names, and addresses of 33 adults have been compromised.
  • The compromised information also includes the phone numbers for 43 relatives and 11 carers of the adults who are receiving home care.
  • Codes to access the keys to seven people's homes were also lost.
  • However, the missing key codes have been changed.

The big picture

The Department of Health and Social Care confirmed the data breach and reported the incident to the Information Commissioner.

A spokesperson for the department said that the impacted individuals were primarily older people from Douglas areas and they were being notified about the incident.

The Information Commissioner's office said that necessary steps have been taken by the department to mitigate the risk to the impacted individuals.

According to BBC, Jonathan Carey, Head of operations for Adult Social Care in the Department of Health and Social Care said that a comprehensive investigation has been launched and all other paper records have been secured safely.

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