Landmark Data Leak Ruling Against Morrisons
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. Morrisons said it believed it should not have been held responsible and would be appealing against the decision.
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Anya Proops, QC for Morrisons, said Skelton had already caused serious damage to the company and it had incurred more than £2m in costs in responding to the misuse.
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