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Investigation into claims attempt was made to access private medical records of Princess of Wales

An investigation is under way after reports that an attempt to access the medical records of the Princess of Wales was made during her treatment at the London Clinic.

The Princess was admitted to the Clinic in January for abdominal surgery and was treated there for two weeks before being discharged to recuperate at home.

Now, the Information Commissioner is looking into reports that ‘’at least one’’ staff member at the Clinic tried to access her private health information during her treatment.

The Daily Mirror says that an internal investigation is under way at the Clinic following the claims.

The Information Commissioner has confirmed that it has received a ‘’breach report’’ and will investigate.

Kensington Palace said  ‘’this is a matter for the London Clinic’’.

The London Clinic told the Daily Mirror ”we firmly believe that all our patients, no matter their status, deserve total privacy and confidentiality regarding their medical information.”

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