Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 22 Jan 2018

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Morrisons data leak ruling may lead to wave of cyber litigation

  • Catrin Shi 5 December 2017
  • Underwriters face the prospect of mounting data protection-related liability claims following a landmark UK High Court judgment against Morrisons, experts have said.

    On 1 December, UK food retailer Morrisons was found liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee who leaked the payroll data of 100,000 members of staff in 2014. Morrisons has said it would appeal the decision.

    "This is the first major class action for a data leak in the UK," said Raf Sanchez, international breach...

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