Various Claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarket Plc: QBD 1 Dec 2017

The defendant employer had had confidential information of many of its staff taken and disclosed by a rogue employee. The employees now sought compensation. The main issue was whether the company was directly or vicariously liable for the tort.
Held: The company were not directly liable, but were liable vicariously. The statutes and regulations did not impose direct liability on an employer.
Langstaff J
[2017] EWHC 3113 (QB), [2017] WLR(D) 806, [2018] IRLR 200, [2018] EMLR 12, [2018] 3 WLR 691
Bailii, WLRD
Data Protection Act 1998 55, Computer Misuse Act 1990, Parliament and Council Directive 95/46/EC
England and Wales
Cited by:
See AlsoVarious Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc QBD 16-May-2018
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At QBDWm Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants CA 22-Oct-2018
Co vicariously liable for employee’s data breach
A member of the company’s staff had unlawfully disclosed personal details of many company employees. The data consisted of personal information of the defendant’s employees including their names, addresses, gender, dates of birth, phone numbers, . .
At QBDWM Morrison Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants SC 1-Apr-2020
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Updated: 20 April 2021; Ref: scu.601126