Cathay Pacific fined £500,000 by ICO for failing to protect customers' personal data

clock
Cathay Pacific has avoided a bigger fine because its long-running data breach was uncovered prior to GDPR coming into force
Image:

Cathay Pacific has avoided a bigger fine because its long-running data breach was uncovered prior to GDPR coming into force

Cathay Pacific hit with the largest pre-GDPR fine the ICO can levy for exposing details of 9.4 million customers worldwide between 2014 and 2018

Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over a data breach that lasted from 2014 to 2018. In the process, the personal details...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

More on Chips and Components

Between 70 and 80 per cent of the investment will go toward advanced process technologies like 3nm

TSMC remains committed to expanding capacity, despite warnings of lower demand

TSMC is bullish about the future, but analysts are not so sure

clock 14 January 2022 • 3 min read
Microsoft hires leading Apple engineer to work on in-house server chips

Microsoft hires leading Apple engineer to work on in-house server chips

Second chip guru to leave Apple in a week

clock 13 January 2022 • 2 min read
ASML's factory in Berlin produces important components for chip production

German factory fire could worsen global chip shortage

ASML is the sole provider of the extreme ultraviolet lithography machines used by TSMC, Samsung and other chip makers

clock 06 January 2022 • 2 min read