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LANDMARK DECISION IN HIGH COURT - FIRST DATA LEAK CLASS ACTION IN UK

Background In 2014, as part of Morrisons’ annual audit, the company asked senior auditor Andrew Skelton to share the payroll data of almost 100,000 employees with accountants KPMG. Instead he uploaded the data, which included names, salaries, and bank details, to the internet. In July 2015, Skelton was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to eight years in prison. Crown Prosecutor, David Holderness, said: “The potential loss to his victims and the sheer quantity of potentially compromised data was very significant and could have resulted in employees' identities being stolen.” Civil trial Proceedings were issued in the High Court by ten lead claimants on behalf of more than 5000 other employ

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