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BA fined £183 million

In the biggest fine to date from the Information Commissioner’s Office, British Airways (BA) has been fined £183 million for a widely publicised customer data breach, whereby users of their website were diverted to a fraudulent site and their details were harvested by hackers.

The fine was 1.5% of BA’s worldwide turnover – a reminder to businesses of the costly consequences of a data breach.

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