Easyjet: Disclosure of Information:Written question - 49676

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Easyjet: Disclosure of Information
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions has he had with representatives from (a) the Information Commissioner's Office and (b) Easyjet on (i) the nature of the data that was leaked and (ii) when customers of Easyjet will be informed.
Answered by: Mr John Whittingdale
Answered on: 02 June 2020

The Information Commissioner performs her regulatory functions independently of Government as such I am unable to comment on ongoing investigations or on individual cases.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been working with EasyJet from the outset to understand how the incident has affected people in the UK. On Tuesday 19 May, NCSC published advice on its website that includes practical advice concerned citizens can follow.

EasyJet have said they have already contacted all 2,208 customers who had their credit cards details accessed. They have also contacted the other 9 million customers who had their email address and travel details accessed.

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