Jul 8, 2019

UK proposes £183m fine over British Airways data breach

British Airways has revealed that the UK's information commissioner intends to hit it with a fine of £183m following the theft of customer data in 2018. The airline said on Monday it was notified that the regulator proposed to impose the penalty which amounts to 1.5 per cent of British Airways' worldwide turnover in 2017. BA disclosed in September 2018 that hackers had stolen data relating to about 380,000 customers from its website and mobile app during a two-week period beginning on August 21, at the height of the summer holiday season. Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and chief executive, said on Monday: "We are surprised and disappointed in this initial finding from the ICO. British Airways responded quickly to a criminal act to steal customers' data. We have found no evidence of fraud/fraudulent activity on accounts linked to the theft." Get alerts on British Airways PLC when a new story is published.

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