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Employer liability and personal data (Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket)

Employer liability and personal data (Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket)
Published on: 20 December 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employer liability and personal data (Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket)
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  • What was the background to the case?
  • What issues arose for the court’s consideration?
  • What did the court decide, and why?
  • What are the implications of this decision?
  • What does the judgment say about the application of the seventh data protection principle under DPA 1998, Sch 1?

Article summary

Employment analysis: Can an employer be liable for an employee deliberately leaking its personal data about other employees? Steven Hadwin, Ffion Flockhart, Jonathan Ball and Marcus Evans of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP consider the High Court’s answer in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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