Kate Middleton News: Up to three London clinic workers under investigation for 'breach' of medical records


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It has been claimed that up to three members of staff at the private hospital where the Princess of Wales underwent surgery are being investigated for allegedly accessing her medical records.

Sources said three London Clinic workers may have tried to read his notes, according to Mirror.

They could face disciplinary action for any data breach, and could be charged with a criminal offense by the data protection watchdog and face an unlimited fine if they are found to have illegally accessed your records.

The hospital's chief executive has promised a thorough investigation. Kate was admitted to the hospital for abdominal surgery on January 16.

It is understood that the King's personal data was not compromised during the alleged data breach at the London Clinic.

The King and Kate were discharged from the clinic separately within hours of each other on January 29.

In a statement, London Clinic CEO Al Russell said: “There is no place in our hospital for those who intentionally violate the trust of any of our patients or colleagues.”

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'Up to three clinic staff are under investigation'

It has been claimed that up to three people could be involved in the alleged access to Kate's medical records.

Sources said three London Clinic staff members are being investigated, according to Mirror.

All three could face disciplinary action for a potential data breach.

Scotland Yard could be called in to investigate the reported action at the Marylebone clinic, the newspaper claimed.

Health Minister Maria Caulfield has already said police have been asked to investigate the case.

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Camilla says her grandson is “a handful”

The Queen joked that her grandson Louis was “a big handful” as she met a crowd of well-wishers on a visit to the Isle of Man.

Camilla made the comment while greeting people outside Douglas City Hall after presenting the letters patent, which officially confers city status on Douglas.

Meeting Rachael Hughes, 38, and her 15-week-old twins Louie and Oliver, the Queen said: “I have a grandson Louis… quite a few.”

Mrs Hughes said the Queen had come to “admire” the children in their matching blue suits, adding: “[She] I asked their names and said it gets easier when they are two.”

Camilla has three grandchildren, twins Gus and Louis from her daughter Laura Lopes, and 13-year-old Frederick from her son Tom Parker Bowles.

He also has a grandson, Prince Louis, the cheerful youngest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Queen, dressed in navy blue adorned with a sapphire and diamond brooch, made a quick visit to the island on behalf of her husband the King, saying she was “very sorry” she could not be there to celebrate the “extremely special occasion.” .

(PENNSYLVANIA)

Jane DaltonMarch 21, 2024 04:25

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The data access law.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, it is an offense for a person to obtain, disclose or retain personal data without the consent of the data controller.

The Information Commissioner's Office can carry out criminal investigations and prosecute people where it believes a crime may have been committed.

Usually, the evaluation of the report of non-compliance will be carried out by your Criminal Investigation Team, who will decide whether to proceed in accordance with the Regulatory Action Policy.

This decision includes considering whether there is sufficient evidence to support a prosecution and whether it is in the public interest to do so.

Kate has the option of pursuing a private process with a civil action and also potentially claiming compensation.

The police have powers to investigate and prosecute under the Data Protection Act, usually when other crimes are being prosecuted at the same time.

Health Minister Maria Caulfield said police had been “asked to investigate” whether clinic staff were trying to access the princess's medical records.

He said there could be “significant implications” for accessing the notes without permission, including prosecution or fines.

Caulfield said he understood police had been contacted, although a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said he was not aware of any referral to the force.

Jane DaltonMarch 21, 2024 03:05

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King's records were not accessed.

It is understood that the King's personal data was not compromised during the alleged data breach at the London Clinic.

According MirrorUp to three people could have been involved in the alleged access to the Princess of Wales's private medical records after Kate was discharged from hospital on January 29.

Charles, who is receiving treatment for a form of cancer, was also treated at the London Clinic for an enlarged prostate during the same month.

The PA news agency understands that Charles's medical records were not accessed in the alleged rape.

On Wednesday, the London Clinic promised that “all appropriate investigative, regulatory and disciplinary action will be taken” for any non-compliance.

London Clinic chief executive Al Russell said: “There is no place in our hospital for those who intentionally violate the trust of any of our patients or colleagues.”

Jane DaltonMarch 20, 2024 23:01

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Frenzy creates 'chilling feeling' like before Diana's death, royal expert says

The editor-in-chief of Majesty The magazine has said that the online rumors and frenzy around Kate were “out of control.”

Ingrid Seward said she had a “chilling feeling” that reminded her of the moment just before the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Ms Seward told Times Radio: “For me, it has a very chilling feeling.

“It reminds me that just before the Princess of Wales (the other, you know, Diana, Princess of Wales) died tragically in that car accident, everything was out of control at that moment.

“I remember that every day the news was in the headlines: what he was doing during his vacation in France with Dodi Fayed.

“I just remember saying, 'This is getting out of control.' And now I have the same feeling.”

He said the royal family had a right to privacy.

But Seward warned that the Windsors needed a new strategy and suggested that the late Queen's advice to ignore rumors belonged to a different era.

“I think it's a world that's gone. As much as it used to work. 'Never complain, never explain' worked, but it doesn't work now, not in the age of social media,” she said.

Diana, the late Princess of Wales

(PA File)

Jane DaltonMarch 20, 2024 9:45 p.m.

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The Queen visits Belfast

The Queen arrived in Northern Ireland at the start of a two-day visit.

Camilla was greeted by staff at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast when she arrived at the royal residence on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday he will undertake a series of commitments.

(Peter Morrison/PA Wire)

(Peter Morrison/PA Wire)

Jane DaltonMarch 20, 2024 8:35 p.m.

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Access to records could be a criminal offence, watchdog warns

Data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office has published questions and answers in light of the investigation into access to the Princess of Wales's medical records. He warns that it could be a criminal offense, saying:

Should I be worried about someone reviewing my medical records? Organizations have a responsibility to take careful care of their personal information. That means keeping it secure and making sure it can only be seen by people who need to use it. If organizations fail to keep your personal information secure in accordance with the law, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) can intervene. What can the ICO do? An organization must report misuse of personal data to the ICO if there is a risk to people's rights and freedoms, which is often the case with sensitive medical information. This must be reported within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.

What happens next? Accessing someone's medical records without cause or consent can be a criminal offense. If the ICO investigates and finds evidence that medical records were illegally accessed, it can take action. This may include prosecuting and fining the person responsible in court. For example, last year the ICO prosecuted a medical secretary who accessed the records of more than 150 people. The courts fined her. The ICO can also take action against organisations, including fines, if an investigation finds they did not do enough to protect people's personal information. For example, last year the ICO reprimanded an NHS Trust after it allowed a member of the public to read patients' medical records.

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William on official duty

William was on official duties today amid speculation about Kate's health.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, meets military personnel from the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards during a visit to Combermere Barracks in Windsor, Berkshire.

(Welsh Guards/Ministry of Defence/PA Wire)

(Welsh Guards/Ministry of Defence/PA Wire)

Jane DaltonMarch 20, 2024 17:58

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Surgery a week after birthday.

Kate was admitted to the hospital a week after her 42nd birthday:

Jane DaltonMarch 20, 2024 17:30

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