A lack of bring your own device (BYOD) policies among health trusts is putting patient data at risk, IT Pro reports.

Virtualisation firm Citrix submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to 35 NHS trusts, finding that two-thirds of them are leaving patient data open to breaches due to a lack of policy to manage employees’ personal devices.

Just over one third (34%) of trusts have policies in place which cover what devices staff can bring into work, and what they can do with them. But more than half the trusts – 18 out of 35 – were unaware whether staff were using personal devices for work purposes.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.