The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal decision in Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc  EWHC Civ 2339 finding the appellant (“Morrisons”) not vicariously liable for the illegal acts of a rogue employee. It was a unanimous decision. The Supreme Court judgment is available here. The Supreme Court considered: 1. Whether […]
Last week an important case was decided in the High Court on the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’. The Claimants, NT1 and NT2, are businessmen who asked Google to remove links to search results that revealed their past convictions. The High Court judgment is lengthy and comprehensive. For those who wish to analyse the case […]
The Facts On 12 January 2014, an employee of the Defendant “Morrisons” posted a file containing the personal details of almost 100,000 colleagues on the Internet. Mr Andrew Skelton, a senior IT Auditor at Morrisons, was later charged and convicted under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 […]
This case involved three individuals who objected to the collection of information from their browsers by Google without their consent.