It is time to take information security seriously


British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for a breach of its security systems. The ICO said a variety of information was compromised by poor security arrangements at the company.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force last year and was the biggest shake-up to data privacy in 20 years.

The penalty imposed on BA is the first one to be made public since those rules were introduced and amounts to 1.5% of its worldwide turnover in 2017, less than the possible maximum of 4%.

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