Dutch government loses hard drives with data of 6.9 million registered donors

The Dutch government said it lost two external hard disk storage devices that contained the personal data of more than 6.9 million organ donors.

The hard drives stored electronic copies of all donor forms filed with the Dutch Donor Register between February 1998 to June 2010, officials from the Dutch Minister of Health, Wellness, and Sport said earlier this week.

The disks were last used in 2016 and were placed inside a secure vault for storage, as Dutch authorities rotated to using newer drives.

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Source: ZDNet