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Vicarious liability: Employer liable for data breaches by employee with "grudge"

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    Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2019] IRLR 73 CA (0 other reports)

Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2019] IRLR 73 CA

vicarious liability | data protection | disclosure of personal data | criminal conduct

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants, the Court of Appeal held that the employer is vicariously liable for the criminal actions of an employee who disclosed the personal data of his fellow employees online.