British Airways faces record PS183 million fine over data breach

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LONDON: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it has fined British Airways over breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law.

 

In the official release, the ICO said that it has issued a notice to the airline about the 183.39 million pound fine related to a data breach that took place in 2018 and compromised personal data of around 500,000 customers.

"People's personal data is just that - personal. When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft, it is more than an inconvenience. That’s why the law is clear; when you are entrusted with personal data you must look after it. Those that don’t will face scrutiny from my office to check they have taken appropriate steps to protect fundamental privacy rights”, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said

Earlier, the ICO had found the poor security at British Airways put to risk customers data including login, payment card, travel booking details, name and address information.

 

With inputs from ANI

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