8 October 2018
The ICO fined Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) £120k under Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, after an employee lost a USB memory stick containing personal data.
A member of the public found the stick on 16 October 2017. It was not encrypted or password protected.
It contained over 1000 files, including a training video that contained names, dates of birth, passport numbers of 10 individuals, and details of up to 50 HAL security personel.
Only 2% of HAL employees had been trained on data protection, which seems to have been considered when the fine was being calculated.
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