ICO intends to fine British Airways 183M GBP for GDPR violations over breach

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office announced it has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways 183.39 million GBP for violations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in relation to its September 2018 data breach. The ICO found in its investigation the breach occurred due to poor security practices. British Airways will have the opportunity to make representations to the agency before the ICO makes its final decision. Meanwhile, Romania’s data protection authority announced it has issued a 130,000 euro fine against Unicredit Bank SA, the first penalty issued by any regulator for violations of Article 25 of the rules.
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