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5 Things Barristers Can Learn From The £183 Million British Airways GDPR Fine

I’m going to take a punt that no UK barrister needs to worry about a fine of £183.39 million. I’m fairly certain no-one has the turnover British Airways has. However, in the wake of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  announcing that they intend to fine British Airways £183.39 million for a data breach, what can a barrister glean from this case that is relevant?

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GDPR- It just got personal!

On the 8th August 2018 the ICO published their findings following an investigation into Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd. They were given a £140,000 fine for the illegal collection and selling of personal data of more than 1 million people. Sounds very murky and sinister…wonder how they got all that data?

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Business, LegalCaroline Boyle
Adios Amigos...

GDPR now compels organisations to self-report both to the ICO and to those individuals whose personal data has been compromised on your watch. It’s a risk assessment, a judgement call on whether your breach event is ‘likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons’ in which case, time to ‘fess up.

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