British Airways Settles Case Brought By Customers And Staff Affected By 2018 Data Breach
British Airways has settled a case brought by customers and staff who were affected by a massive 2018 data breach that led to personal information being leaked, the court-appointed lead solicitors in the case have said.
Law firm PGMBM said that those affected by the data leak will receive a confidential settlement following mediation with British Airways. The resolution does not include any admission of liability by the airline, it added.
420,000 People Affected
British Airways, which is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), revealed a breach of its security systems in 2018 that caused the personal data of 420,000 staff and customers to be leaked.
British Airways said in an e-mailed statement that it is pleased that it has been able to settle the group action.
In October, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office fined British Airways £20 million - the data protection watchdog's biggest such penalty at the time - for failing to protect the personal and financial details of its customers.