Greencore case highlights risk of employee data breach claims

The following was reported on March 17 by Claudia Glover:

A data breach at UK food manufacturer Greencore could end up proving costly for the company, with a group of current and former employees seeking legal advice on whether to sue the business if their personal information was compromised. Employee data breach claims are becoming increasingly common, adding an additional headache for businesses that can already face large fines if information is stolen.

In a letter to staff last month, Greencore admitted suffering a data breach in December, in which information including employee’s roles and salaries, bank account details and other personal information, was accessed by hackers.

Available coverage of the breach indicates that Greencore disclosed that some current and former employee data had been accessed. could find no clear statement as to whether any employee data was exfiltrated as well.

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