London airports to be hit by series of strikes during summer

Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick face walkouts although officials say contingency plans will minimise disruptionThe Unite union has threatened to “shut down” Heathrow, Britain’s biggest airport, this summer after calling a series of strikes over pay.Disr…

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British Airways fine shows GDPR has given watchdogs teeth | Nils Pratley

The ICO is now a regulator to be feared – and tech giants should be warned by BA’s potential £183m hitBritish Airways is “surprised and disappointed” that it could be fined £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a data breach, says it…

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BA faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customer…

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Airlines avoid strait of Hormuz after Iranian strike on US drone

BA, Qantas, KLM and Lufthansa reroute flights as US authority warns of risk of ‘miscalculation’ Major airlines from around the world have begun rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the strait of Hormuz following Iran’s shooting down of a US mi…

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Is Facebook’s Libra currency a case of corporate megalomania? | Nils Pratley

The planned cryptocurrency has big questions to answer, not least on transparency and trust What is Facebook’s new Libra digital currency? A way to stop money-transfer companies exploiting the world’s poor by skimming off vast fees in cross-border tran…

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BA parent company reveals plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max jets

International Airlines Group announces plans despite safety fears after two crashesThe parent company of British Airways has announced plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite safety fears surrounding the grounded model after two crashes.The s…

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