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Supreme Court: Employer not vicariously liable for rogue employee's data breach

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    WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants [2020] IRLR 472 SC (0 other reports)

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants [2020] IRLR 472 SC

vicarious liability | data protection | personal data

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants, the Supreme Court held that the employer is not vicariously liable for an employee's deliberate personal data breach because the employee was not engaged in furthering his employer's business but was pursuing "a personal vendetta".