Regulator fines Doorstop Dispensaree Limited £275,000 for data protection breach
The Data Protection Regulator, (the Information Commissioner’s Office), has now imposed penalty and enforcement notices on a pharmacy business supplying medicines to customers and care homes. The business was found to have left approximately 500,000 documents in unlocked containers at the back of its premises in Edgeware. Some were very wet suggesting they had been stored in this way for some time. The documents included data about customers such as names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions. Information concerning a person’s health is ‘special category personal data’, and is given extra protection. There are more stringent requirements on its processing.
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