Airline fined for unlawful access to competitor’s computers

LONDON – The Norwegian unit of the Scandinavian Airlines System has been instructed to pay 132 million kroner (US$26.4 million) in compensation to rival Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA in a civil suit over unlawful access to computer systems.

SAS Norway was earlier found guilty of illegally accessing confidential passenger and price information on electronic booking system used by the smaller airline. The Supreme Court ruled that SAS had misused the bookings information, and ordered SAS to pay a fine of NOK 4 million.

In the civil suit at Asker and B

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