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Morrisons Not Liable for Rogue Employee Data Breach

Global Data Review

01 Apr 2020
Reprinted with permission.

Annabel Gillham spoke to Global Data Review for an article that covers the U.K. Supreme Court landmark ruling that has cleared supermarket Morrisons of vicarious liability for the actions of a rogue employee.

According to Annabel, the ruling is good news for businesses, but the intentional disclosure of data as occurred in the Morrisons case is “rare.” She added that it is more often the case that there is “no clear intention on the part of an employee to commit a data breach” – meaning employers should have strict data access policies.

Read the full article.



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