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UK Supreme Court Decides on 'Rogue Employee' Data Breach

In a key decision, the UK Supreme Court has found that supermarket chain Morrisons was not liable for a data breach carried out by a former internal auditor at the company. So reports Accountancy Daily.

password security 4993196 640smallEmployment and information law attorney Mark Thomas told the publication that an earlier appeals court decision had held Morrisons “liable for the actions of a rogue employee with a vendetta against the firm.” The Supreme Court’s reversal, Thomas said, has now “restored normality” to British law on what’s known as “vicarious liability.”

The employee, Andrew Skelton, was previously sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with the breach.

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