The ICO has fined BA £20 million today, which is the biggest fine ever imposed. This fine could pale in significance, however, in light of the damages and costs sought in the group litigation lined up against BA. As data breaches are taken more seriously and as a firm who specialises in group actions on data breaches for both claimants and defendants, we are definitely seeing a surge of interest in such claims and we are helping a wide range of clients to navigate these still relatively novel waters. Watch this space.
British Airways has been fined £20m ($26m) by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a data breach which affected more than 400,000 customers.