Cathay Pacific fined by UK watchdog over massive data breach


Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has been fined RM2.7 million after a massive data leak, exposing passport numbers and credit card details of more than nine million customers. – AFP file pic, March 5, 2020.

HONG Kong carrier Cathay Pacific has been fined HK$5 million (RM2.7 million) by Britain’s privacy watchdog over a huge data leak of more than nine million customers including passport numbers and credit card details.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said in a statement it has ordered the airline to pay 500,000 pounds (US$644,000) for “failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data”.


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