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British Airways Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach


Data Breach , Data Loss , Fraud

British Airways Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach GDPR Privacy Law Lets Breach Victims Seek 'Non-Material Damage' Compensation Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September 10, 2018

British Airways has been threatened with a 650,000 ($500,000) class-action lawsuit in U.K. court following its warning last week that a hacker had stolen payment card data associated with 380,000 transactions, one of the worst breaches to ever come to light in the country (see Hacker Flies Away With British Airways Customer Data).

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The possibility that a breached business might face a class-action lawsuit in the U.K. is tied to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which went into full effect in May. While GDPR requires organizations to notify relevant authorities quickly about any suspected breach - typically, within 72 hours - and to maintain appropriate data security controls, it...(continued)

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