David Blayney QC, Sophie Holcombe & Sophia Hurst, instructed by SPG Law, are acting for a large group of claimants in the action against British Airways
Following a data breach in 2018, British Airways is facing legal claims from thousands of customers whose personal data were stolen following a breach of the company’s online booking systems. British Airways has applied to the High Court for a Group Litigation Order (GLO).
On 8 July 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) indicated that it intends to impose a £183m fine on British Airways for the data breach. The fine would mark the largest that the ICO has issued, eclipsing the £500,000 fine against Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica incident that affected 87 million users. However, the penalty will not provide compensation to the customers affected by the breach.