Hard drives lost in the Netherlands

Another example of organizations losing control of their loose data bearing media just came to light in the Netherlands and will have significant GDPR related fine implications. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands has to be asking his Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports what happened after two external hard disks with a backup of 6.9 million donor forms with registrations and changes to the Donor Register in the period 1998-2010 have been lost. End of life or decommissioned loose data bearing devices need to be addressed as part of a complete cyber security strategy.

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