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Employment

Supermarket held vicariously liable for employee deliberate data breach

In this article, we consider the case of Various Claimants v WM Supermarkets plc in which the High Court held that an employer was vicariously liable for the actions of an employee who disclosed the personal information of around 100,000 colleagues on the internet. Although the disclosure took place outside of working hours and from the employee’s personal computer, there was a sufficient connection between the employee’s employment and the wrongful conduct for it to be right to hold the employer liable, even where it exercised adequate and appropriate controls.

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Commercial

Mythbusting

The commercial team at BPE is supporting clients preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but is worried by the number of self-proclaimed experts positioning themselves as consultants in this complex subject. In this post, Solicitor Doris Woo details the actual facts of the matter, mythbusting the uncertainty around the new legislation that will replace the Data Protection Act.

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