The size of the fine is interesting as it is more than pharmacy2u got fined for deliberately selling lists of clients names and diseases and addresses. A very specific list was sold to an Australian "lottery" company.
ICO fined them £130,000 which actually means £117,000. They have not been struck off the NHS recommended list and it has badly upset the pharmicistb and doctors bodies. Curiously they hold the belief that this information is private and pharmacies should know that.
I think the Basildon fine is in the right ball-park but agree that the fine should not be for rate-payers and also those in charge of the sytems /training etc need publicity etc. The fine by ICO for pharmacy2U was totally inadequate, as is the NHS response [zero].