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Vicarious liability: Employer liable for "rogue" employee's data breaches

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    Various claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarket plc [2018] IRLR 200 HC (0 other reports)

Various claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarket plc [2018] IRLR 200 HC

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

The High Court has held that, while the employer was not at fault in the way in which it processed and protected personal data, it is vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who published the personal data of co-employees online.