Case Law: Monir v Wood, UKIP branch chairman liable for defamatory tweet posted by vice-chair – Media Lawyer

3 01 2019

In the case of Monir v Wood ([2018] EWHC 3525 (QB)) Mr Justice Nicklin held that a former chairman of UKIP’s Bristol branch was liable for a defamatory message posted on its Twitter account because the author of the tweet was acting as his agent. Read the rest of this entry »

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

21 11 2018

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). Read the rest of this entry »

News: Morrisons found liable in landmark data protection group action

1 12 2017

The supermarket chain Morrisons has been found to be vicariously liable for the leak of the personal data of employees by its former Senior IT Auditor, Andrew Skelton. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Comment: Axon v Ministry of Defence and NGN Ltd – former warship captain loses privacy claim for leaks to the Sun – Aidan Wills

20 04 2016

hms somersetOn 11 April 2016, Nicol J handed down judgment in Axon v Ministry of Defence ([2016] EWHC 787 (QB)), dismissing a former Royal Navy commanding officer’s privacy and breach of confidence claims against the Ministry of Defence (‘MoD’) for a former employee’s leaks to the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »