Supply Chain Defense
GDPR Means Business - British Airways Penalized
“Life in the SOC” is a Blog Series that shares experiences of the BlueVoyant SOC defending against the current and prevalent attacks encountered by our clients. The blogs discuss successful detection, response and mitigation actions that can improve your defensive capabilities.GDPR means business. Proof? British Airways is currently facing a record fine of £183 million (~$221 million US) over last year's major data breach that affected more than 500,000 customers. This ruling is significant for a number of reasons:
- This penalty is the first one to be made public since GDPR rules were introduced making it mandatory to report data security breaches to the information commissioner.
- It is the most expensive penalty, per victim, imposed by the EU, crushing the £500,000 (~$604K US) fine leveled against Facebook in 2018 by standards established in the Data Protection Act of 1998.