Η infringement took place at British Airways on September 7, 2018, resulting in privacy more than 420.000 customers and company staff to leak. Data included names, debit and credit card numbers, physical addresses and addresses e-mail.
In July 2019, the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) issued a statement on its intention to impose a fine of 183 XNUMX million on British Airways for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
However, this amount was reduced to 20 XNUMX million, taking into account its impact COVID-19 in business.
The Commissioner for Information, Elizabeth Denham"People have trusted their personal information to BA and the company has failed to take adequate measures to keep this information secure," he said.
"Her failure to act was unacceptable and affected hundreds of thousands of people, something that may have caused them anxiety and upset. That is why we have imposed a fine of εκατο 20 million - the largest to date. "
"When organizations make bad decisions about people's personal data, it can have a real impact on people's lives. The law now gives us the tools to encourage businesses to make better decisions about data, including investment in up-to-date security. "
Under Article 82 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), British Airways customers whose data has been compromised by this breach are entitled to compensation for non-pecuniary damage. This means compensation for inconvenience, inconvenience and loss of control of their personal data.
PGMBM has created a dedicated website to help these victims badatabreach.com.
Am I a victim of this violation?
Affected British Airways passengers received an email from the airline in 2018 informing them that their data had been compromised.
Passengers may need to check their spam to find these important emails, as well as the relevant British Airways booking report.
All affected customers from all over the world can participate in the claim, free of charge, whether the exposure of their personal data has resulted in significant damage or not, through badatabreach.com.