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440,000 euros fine for OLVG for insufficient security of medical files

The Amsterdam hospital OLVG has been fined 440,000 euros by the Dutch Data Protection Authority. According to the Dutch Authority, the hospital had taken too few measures between 2018 and 2020 to prevent access by unauthorized employees to medical files. There was not enough control over who viewed which file. The security of the computer systems was also not in order. The OLVG has implemented the required improvements as a result of the AP’s investigation.

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