UK data watchdog kicks £280m British Airways and Marriott GDPR fines into legal long grass



The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has kicked £280m in data breach fines against British Airways and US hotel chain Marriott into the long grass.

As spotted by City law firm Mishcon de Reya, the ICO has extended the time before it will fine the two companies what it claimed would be a total of £282m, split between BA’s £183m and Marriott’s £99m.

In a statement the UK’s data protection regulator said: “Under Schedule 16 of the Data Protection Act 2018, BA [and Marriott] and the ICO have agreed to an extension of the regulatory process until 31 March 2020. As the regulatory process is ongoing we will not be commenting any further at this time.”

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