The Bavarian Data Protection Authority has announced that it has ordered a dentist to immediately store her/his patient files in a lawful manner after a police request on the same matter had been ignored. The background to this is that a citizen had informed the Data Protection Authority about unlocked cabinets in a publicly accessible cellar corridor containing patient files administered by a dentist. The Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner stated that the risk resulting from an unlocked cabinet could not be accepted in the case of health data.