POST Online Media Lite Edition


ICO plans to fine IAG $229.78 million for British Airways data theft

Christian Fernsby |
British Airways owner IAG said the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) intends to impose a penalty of 183.4 million pounds ($229.78 million) for the theft of customer data from the airline website last year.

Article continues below

“We are surprised and disappointed in this initial finding from the ICO... British Airways responded quickly to a criminal act to steal customers’ data,” British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Cruz, said.

“We have found no evidence of fraud/fraudulent activity on accounts linked to the theft.”

IAG said it would defend the airline’s position “vigorously”, including by making any necessary appeals.

What to read next

IAG Cargo to boost Colombia line, fly to Cuba
Aer Lingus willing to accept 1.36bn euro offer from IAG
ICO and ACCIONA sign AUD75 million deal for wind farm in Australia