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TMK claims manager comments on High Court decision finding Morrisons liable for staff data breach

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TMK claims manager comments on High Court decision finding Morrisons liable for staff data breach...

Patrick Cannon, claims manager, Tokio Marine Kiln, comments on court ruling in the UK’s first data-leak class action

 

“This decision is significant in several ways. Firstly, it shows that UK companies can be held vicariously liable for criminal acts committed by their employees in data-breach cases. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, it highlights that UK courts will allow compensation claims for emotional distress in data breach cases, which is a key difference to what we see in the US, where courts typically only recognise financial losses directly attributable to a data breach.”

 

Patrick Cannon is available for interviews.

 

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