BRASILIA – A group of 16,000 people received the right to compensation from British Airlines on Tuesday, June 6. British Airways Due to a data leak in 2018. The dispute was settled in confidential terms after mediation between the victim and the company and legal representatives, but the report found that the impact was close to 800 800 million, including compensation for customers and other categories. Payments.
Consumer data breach occurred in 2018, with personal and credit card information received from more than 420,000 customers. The stolen information includes login, payment card and travel booking details, as well as username and address information.
According to PGMBM, the British law firm representing victims, this is the largest selective measure for data breach in history. UK. Teaching teaches the right to add, under this system, the citizen who wants to collectively defend must make an explicit request to the judge. Oh Estado / Broadcast The amount that consumers have to receive individually is around 2,000 2,000, which was found to be equivalent to PRL 7,000.
The PGMBM-led action began in April last year and involved arranging for the payment of funds in the cases, but the company has not admitted liability. “We are pleased to reach a resolution on this matter after constructive mediation with British Airways. This represents a very positive and timely solution for those affected by the data incident,” said Office President Harris Bogast.
British low cost airline EasyJet It suffered a similar leak in May last year, and a similar case is pending in court, attracting more than 10,000 interested parties. Both companies said they alerted customers as soon as the attacks were identified.
Report Estado / Broadcast It was reported at the time of the EasyJet news release that data used in the purchase of UK tickets may also have been leaked.
“The speed with which we have been able to resolve this process with British Airways is particularly encouraging and demonstrates the seriousness with which the legal system takes mass data leak cases. Said.
As for the English, there was an invasion of their systems, which were modified to collect the details of the consumer. The investigation concluded that basic safety measures such as multi-factor recognition were not in place at the time of the violation. The company said it had informed the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after informing the company’s security department management. The Data Protection Authority noted that some activity was available in the Microsoft operating system at this time.
The ICO fined the company $ 20 million for this data leak in October last year, in addition to what the court has now decided, and in the end, the rest were meticulously observed. Europe As a possible historical action. The assessment is that if other companies fail to protect customers, they will see penalties as an example they can use for their business.
However, the amount was much lower than the 183 million the company announced it would like to apply for as a penalty in 2019, but the company took into account the “economic impact of Govt-19” on companies in the sector. The lawsuit alleges that British Airways “is actively defending the lawsuit against claims arising out of the 2018 cyber attack.”
Resumption of flights to Brazil
In June, the airline announced plans to resume flights London e Rio de Janeiro Since August 3rd. Each division is expected to have three weekly flights with a total of 642 seats, which is lower than expected before the outbreak.
Until March last year, the Norwegian Air The UK had recently gone down a similar path between the two cities, but decided to stop operations as the company exploded.