British Airways settles claims over 2018 data leak

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UK flagship carrier British Airways announced it had reached agreements with victims of data breach in the company's servers in 2018. All who claimed damages from the leak will be individually compensated. The overall volume of the agreed payments will not be disclosed, Reuters elaborated.

Law firm PGMBM said those affected by the data leak would receive a confidential settlement following mediation with British Airways. The resolution does not include any admission of liability by the airline. British Airways revealed a breach of its security systems in 2018 that caused the personal data of 420,000 staff and customers to be leaked. British Airways in an emailed statement said it was pleased it has been able to settle the group action. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office in October fined British Airways by 20 million pounds. The data protection watchdog's confirmed it was the biggest such penalty at the time for failing to protect the personal and financial details of its customers.

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