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Case Law: Various Claimants v W M Morrison Supermarkets, Employer liable for data breach by employee seeking to damage it – Alex Cochrane

On 22 October 2018, the Court of Appeal dismissed the supermarket chain’s appeal in the case of Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC [2018] EWCA Civ 2339, where Morrisons had been held vicariously liable at first instance for a mass data breach caused by the criminal act of a rogue employee (see our blog about that decision here). Continue reading

Social Media disputes: some cause for optimism? – Alex Cochrane

Social MediaOne of the unsavoury consequences of the enormous increase in the use of social media in recent years has been the surge in online attacks on innocent people, whether it be in the form of libel, harassment or breach of privacy. Countless such attacks are committed on a daily basis, often by individuals hiding behind anonymity who, on the face of it, appear to be unidentifiable. Continue reading

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