How secure are your client files?

A prospect I met for the first time this morning, an NHS employee, gave me a hard time when I left him alone for a few moments in a meeting room that contained client files. Theoretically, the prospect could have opened them and gleaned some personal information. I got quite a dressing down over this to the extent that the prospect claimed I had broken the law. Clearly security procedure within the NHS is of a higher standard than in my little practice, but have I broken the law?

What are your standards when it comes to client files? 

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Think you have been a bit

marks |

Well if you

Canary Boy |
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Probably

nutwood |

You should have asked

B Roberts |

Dodged A Bullet maybe.

Glennzy |
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Dodged a bullet indeed!

MissAccounting |
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Nosiness?

ShirleyM |
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DPA is breached

Alan Ferris |

Agree entirely ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Perhaps you should have asked

justsotax |

I agree with the client

paulgrca.net |
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adam.arca |

Field day ?

B Roberts |

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adam.arca |

@adam...

justsotax |

And then what would happen ?

B Roberts |

I just knew I would get into trouble....

adam.arca |

I have, in the past

nutwood |

@adam....

justsotax |

Seperate room

edward33 |

I am just imagining

justsotax |

I have ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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