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ICO announces significantly reduced GDPR fine for British Airways

27 October 2020

The ICO has issued a Penalty Notice fining British Airways £20m for infringements of the GDPR, a significant reduction of £163 million from the fine originally indicated by the ICO.

In a long anticipated announcement, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a Penalty Notice against British Airways Plc (BA) for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although the ICO had indicated a year ago that it intended to fine BA over £183m, it has announced that the penalty will be only £20m, underscoring the critical role that representations can play in such cases.

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