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UK: Morrisons not liable for 2014 data breach, says Supreme Court

Alex Scroxton reports: Supermarket chain Morrisons has succeeded in its appeal to the Supreme Court against judgments that held it liable for an insider data breach caused by a disgruntled employee. In its unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court said previous judgments had fundamentally misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in a number of ways, most notably...

Australia data breach: 90,000 staff, students, suppliers impacted at Melbourne Polytechnic

Adam Bannister reports: UPDATED A higher education institution in Victoria, Australia, has disclosed a data breach impacting the personal data of around 90,000 staff, students, and suppliers. In a security alert issued yesterday (March 11), Melbourne Polytechnic said Victoria Police had notified them that an individual who attended the campus in late 2018 had “obtained unauthorised access...

WA: Former Orting schools IT employee charged with computer trespass, malicious mischief

Alexis Krell reports: A former Orting School District IT employee who resigned after being accused of improperly using district money now has been charged with first-degree computer trespass and third-degree malicious mischief. Charging papers filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court accuse 43-year-old Jason Irvin Rudolph of changing the password to his former wife’s...