British Airways system failure over the Bank Holiday weekend probably affected more people than the “Wannacry” hack did.
It will have more compensatory implications due to the number of people affected, the delays in restoring the computer backup systems was not helped due to the IT support being outsourced to India, consequently the backup and restoration systems not being able to restore operations as quickly as any traveller stuck for hours waiting for a flight would like.
The implications in one year’s time is much more salient - GDPR is changing how data protection, data storage, data preservation, data wiping and disaster recovery will be handled for years to come. If there is a “data breach” then the fines are already significant but after June 2018 they become commercially concerning as global companies can be fined up to 4% of global turnover.
The inevitable happened and a CF card failed when I was filming a wedding. 3 companies told me the card had not recorded any info and that the footage was not recoverable. Someone mentioned R3 Data and I thought I’d give it one last attempt.
The service was second to none. They sent a courier to collect my card (the other companies had never physically seen my card) they kept me up to date with the process throughout and managed to return all the corrupt files intact. To be able to tell the bride all has been saved was a feeling I’ll never forget and I’ll happily use R3 again (thought hopefully not to soon).
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