Re: Crucial point here, it doesn't become public knowledge. Hush, hush now.
£320,000. CPW get a 20% discount for fast payment (let's hope the ICO doesn't lose their bank details).
For all the regulatory pen pushing bullshit, I bet those Carphonewarehouse customers/card payment details will be pleased to know all the personal data is worth a mere 10p, to anyone and everyone.
Let's face it - £400K doesn't go far in terms of securing data.
Easier not to bother, hey?
Most of the data is already out there, how will they prove different? Given the level of pointless, ineffectual ICO regulation you'll get for leaking it in the first place.