The Data Breach “Blame Game” – Employer or Employee Liability

Definitely one to watch. UK employers may need to take stronger measures and insure themselves against actions taken by employees…:

[…] The Supreme Court of the UK is deliberating over case that considers whether an employer can be liable for data breaches their employees carry out, even when the employer has implemented compressive data security protocols and policies (Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC v. Various Claimants, case number UKSC 2018/0213 (U.K. Supreme Court, pending)). If the Supreme Court upholds the appellate court’s decision, which found in favor of vicarious liability, it could result in for more data breach claims against U.K. employers. The decision could have a broad application of the vicarious liability doctrine as compared to other countries.


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