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The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court holding that an employer can be vicariously liable for data breaches caused by the actions of an employee, even where the employee’s actions were specifically intended to harm the employer. This decision is significant as it means a company can be held liable to compensate affected data subjects for loss caused by a data breach, even where the company has committed no wrongdoing…
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court  holding that an employer can be vicariously liable for data breaches caused by the actions of an employee, even where the employee’s actions were specifically intended to harm the employer. This decision is significant as it means a company can be held liable to compensate affected data subjects for loss caused by a data breach, even where the company has committed no wrongdoing…
The Whistleblowers’ Champion will be on the front line of compliance in regulated firms. They will have responsibility for ensuring that there is an effective whistleblowing process in place, for reporting to the board on whistleblowing matters and, in some cases, will be required to step-in to ensure that whistleblowers are dealt with in an appropriate manner, such as ensuring that arrangements are in place for protecting whistleblowers against detrimental treatment. Given the fact that…
Back in the day, the concept of vicarious liability (that is the situation in which one party is held liable for the acts or omissions of another) was largely confined to the employer/employee relationship. However, as working relationships have become more complex and diverse, and fewer people are entering into classic employer/employee relationships, vicarious liability has changed as well. Two recent cases demonstrate how far we have come. In one case, the Supreme Court questioned…