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Morrisons data leak: Supermarket liable for staff details breach

Morrisons has been found liable for the actions of a former member of its staff who stole the data of thousands of employees and posted it online. Workers brought a claim against the company after employee Andrew Skelton stole the data, including salary and bank details, of nearly 100,000 staff. The High Court ruling now allows those affected to claim compensation for the "upset and distress" caused. The case is the first data leak class action in the UK.

BBC article
Morrisons liable for staff data leak, judge rules (Scotsman 04.12.17)
Category: Data Protection » Employment; Privacy. Keyword(s): Negligence. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Technology and Information; Litigation; DP & Cybersecurity.
Source: BBC News.

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