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Vicarious Liability for Data Breaches

April 2020

Last week the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in the case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants. The case concerns whether or not an employer can be held vicariously liable for a data breach effected by a rogue employee.

In this article, Stephen Reilly and Sophie Bryant discuss the decision and its reasoning, which will be of significant interest to businesses and their cyber insurers as to the risks they face of cyber/data breach related class actions in the UK.

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