The UK Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in holding that an employer is not responsible for a data breach deliberately caused by a former employee acting outside of their employment.

The ruling handed down on the 1 April 2020 reversed a previous Court of Appeal ruling in Various Claimants versus Morrisons Supermarkets.

This landmark decision will have significant, generally positive, ramifications for businesses going forwards especially under the GDPR legislation.

This update reviews the terms of the decision and this important judgement on the vicarious liability of employers for their former employees.

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