- Finalisation of BA & Marriott data breach fines by ICO now expected in August–September 2020
- What’s this all about?
- What’s next?
- What are the takeaways?
Information Law analysis: In the summer of 2019 the UK’s data protection regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced its intention to fine the airline British Airways (BA) £183.39m and the hotel group Marriott International (Marriott) £99,200,396, for respective data breaches under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Although this process was expected to have been completed a few months after this announcement it became more drawn out. Although no official statement has been made by the ICO it is now understood that in August–September 2020 the fines will be finalised. Jonathan Armstrong and André Bywater of Cordery explain.
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