The UK data protection authority (ICO) has defined a 1,5% of global revenue fine over British Airways following a hacking of 500000 accounts.
The record 183.4 million pounds fine comes as the first data protection related fine of such impact.
The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) imposed a fine over 2017 global revenue accusing British Airways of having failed to protect personal data.
The airliner noted that no criminal activity has been linked to the hacked accounts and that the will take appropriate action against the administrative action.
According to specialists, the fine will be covered by the airline’s liquidity, but remains a significant punishment anyhow.
A number of European data protection agencies have made statement in relation to the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), advising that enforcement will come in a significantly more strong way as from such anniversary.