‘Case Law: WM Morrison v Various Claimants, Supermarket not vicariously liable for mass data breach of employee’

“In its judgment in the case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants ([2020] UKSC 12) handed down on 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal and found that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee who posted payroll data of 100,000 other employees on a file-sharing website. This decision is good news for compliant businesses that nevertheless come under fire as a result of data breaches and other acts perpetrated by malicious employees …” (more)

[Ashley Hurst and Philip Kemp, Inforrm’s Blog, 2 April]

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