UK: Information Commissioner’s Office takes enforcement action against pharmacy

From the ICO:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a London-based pharmacy £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of special category data.

Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, which supplies medicines to customers and care homes, left approximately 500,000 documents in unlocked containers at the back of its premises in Edgware. The documents included names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions belonging to an unknown number of people.

You can read the monetary penalty notice here.


  • Doorstop Dispensaree Ltd enforcement notice  PDF (1.97MB)

  • London pharmacy fined after “careless” storage of patient data Press Release

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