Thursday, November 5, 2015

Class Action Suit by Employees Over Insider Privacy Breach

Approximately 2,000 employees of a UK supermarket are suing over an insider data breach that involved the theft and posting online of the financial and personal details of 99,998 fellow employees by a disgruntled internal auditor.

Other employees who were affected have a four-month window in which to join the group claim. Data Privacy lawyer Nick McAleenan from JMW Solicitors said the case has “important implications for every employee and every employer”.

"Whenever employers are given personal details of their staff, they have a duty to look after them."
- Data Privacy lawyer Nick McAleenan, JMW Solicitors
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Sources:
(a) Thousands of Morrisons employees to sue bosses over huge data breach - www.YorkshireEveningPost.co.uk,10/27/2015

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