This Is What The Morrisons Data Leak Class Action Means For Future Breaches

Kate O’Flaherty reports:

UK supermarket Morrisons is facing a massive payout to staff after losing the first data leak class action in the UK. It comes after Andrew Skelton, a senior internal auditor at the retailer’s Bradford headquarters, leaked employee data online in 2014. Last year, a court ruled the firm was liable for his actions.

The company appealed the decision, but today (22 October) a UK High Court ruling found the supermarket giant liable for the data breach that saw nearly 100,000 of its employees’ sensitive details including salary and bank details posted online. Those affected can now claim compensation for “upset and distress”.

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