British Airways handed €22m fine by UK regulator for GDPR breach

Marian McHugh
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ICO had initially proposed £183m penalty to airline for 2018 data breach but scaled back to £20m due to financial impact of COVID-19

British Airways has been slapped with a £20m (€22m) fine for a GDPR breach, the biggest to date from The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO investigated a cyberattack in 2018 which saw half a million customers' details harvested by hackers. It last year issued the airline with a notice of intention to fine, proposing a £183m levy under GDPR. However, the regulator considered representations from BA and the economic fallout from COVID-19 on the airline before issuing the £2...

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