Oct 9, 2018

Morrisons appealing over staff data leak compensation

A legal battle for compensation by thousands of Morrisons staff whose personal details were posted online by a disgruntled employee has reached the Court of Appeal. The High Court ruled last year that the supermarket was liable for the release of information and its employees were entitled to compensation. The case is the first data leak class action in the UK. The proceedings are due to take place on Tuesday. Morrisons' appeal has significant implications for other organisations, who could also be found liable to pay compensation for the acts of rogue employees. In 2014 Andrew Skelton, then a senior internal auditor at Morrisons' Bradford headquarters, leaked the payroll data of more than 100,000 employees, including their names, addresses, bank account details and salaries.

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