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EasyJet hack investigation abandoned because of "limited resources": Jon Baines for The Telegraph

Posted on 6 November 2023

Senior Data Protection Specialist Jon Baines has been featured in The Telegraph, discussing news that the Information Commissioner’s Office has dropped an investigation into a hack affecting EasyJet customers because of “limited resources”.

The attack took place in 2020, and millions of customers of the airline had personal details, travel itineraries and even some credit card numbers stolen.

Jon commented, “The ICO seems to have lost its appetite for issuing fines in the last year or so. In many cases [fines] have been replaced by ‘reprimands’, which amount to little more than a slight rap on the knuckles, but here it sounds like there will be no findings made at all.

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