UK Info Commish quietly urged court to swat away 100k Morrisons data breach sueball

Gareth Corfield reports:

The UK’s Information Commissioner urged the Court of Appeal to side with Morrisons in the supermarket’s battle to avoid liability for the theft and leaking of nearly 100,000 employees’ payroll details – despite not having read the employees’ legal arguments.

A letter (PDF) sent to the Court of Appeal in May 2018 on behalf of the watchdog’s leader, Elizabeth Denham, urged senior judges to side with Morrisons and rule the supermarket wasn’t responsible for the criminal actions of disgruntled auditor Andrew Skelton.

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