The government got Rs 65 crore by selling data of approximately 25 crore vehicle registrations and 15 crore driving licences. However, is selling this data legal? Is the data actually ‘public’? Isn't it intrusion on privacy?
The penalty imposed on British Airways is the first one to be made public, since those rules were introduced and amounts to 1.5 per cent of its worldwide turnover in 2017, less than the possible maximum of 4 per cent.