British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach


British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

The airline is contesting the penalty imposed by the watchdog after hackers breached its IT systems.


British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s breach of its security systems.

The airline, owned by IAG, says it was “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on its website.

The ICO said it was the biggest penalty it had ever handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.

What happened?

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