Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG, said he ‘will defend the airline’s position vigorously’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Surprised and disappointed” probably weren’t the very first words that sprang to Willie Walsh’s mind when he heard British Airways was to be hit with(...)

Facebook  argues that the penalty “challenges some of the basic principles of how people should be allowed to share information online”. Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook is lodging an appeal against the record fine of £500,000 (€564,450) levied against it for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The f(...)

Butlins said the data at risk included names, home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.

Butlins has said up to 34,000 customer records may have been accessed by hackers. The holiday camp firm said the data at risk included names, home ad(...)

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British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone said on Tuesday that about 10 million records containing personal data of customers may (...)

 IICSA failed to use an email account that could send a separate email to each participant and failed to train staff on the importance of using the  ‘bcc’ section. Photograph: IStock

The UK’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 (€224,223) after sending a bulk email that identified possible vi(...)

Facebook has said it was told that all parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica affair had deleted the data they gathered. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

What is this Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story all about? Cambridge Analytica, an associated company of the British behavioural research firm Strat(...)

 The UK Information Commissioner’s Office says Facebook has agreed to suspend using data from UK users of its WhatsApp messaging app for advertisements. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

The Data Protection Commissioner’s office has confirmed it is examining controversial changes to WhatsApp’s terms and conditions and confirmed the par(...)

A spokesman for 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, which is part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust, said revealing patient identities was caused by “human error”. Photograph: Google

An investigation has been launched after an NHS clinic mistakenly revealed the identity of almost 800 patients who had attended HIV services. The 56 D(...)