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Data Breach Class Actions Still Unclear in UK, Despite Recent 'Morrisons' Victory

Apr 13, 2020 - Legal Week

Although a recent U.K. Supreme Court decision was a victory for limited corporate liability, lawyers say upcoming cases will fully frame the approach courts will take to data breach litigation in the country.

On April 1, the U.K. Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that found supermarket chain Morrisions vicariously liable for the 2014 breach of nearly 100,000 employees' data after a disgruntled employee uploaded workers' personal information online. Vicarious liability is...