That’s why the law is clear – when you are entrusted with personal data you must look after it. ” It should be pointed out that even before this breach, there were other examples of the company treating data protection lightly . BA might now choose to try to appeal the fine if it chooses. We have contacted BA for a response and will update this article when it responds.
While there are a lot of question marks over how the UK will interface with the rest of Europe over regulatory cases such as this one after it leaves the EU, for now it’s working in concert with the bigger rest. The ICO says it has been “lead supervisory authority on behalf of other EU Member State data protection authorities” in this case, liaising with other regulators in the process.
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