Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Cleaner charged over data breach at Edinburgh hospital

A 21-year-old man has been charged with a breach of data protection following an incident at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The hospital cleaner allegedly used information about a female patient to contact her on Facebook on 16 November.

The health board said the man did not access the woman's medical records but got her name from an electronic floor plan at the hospital.

He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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