Morrisons data breach may change the rules around liability in cyber attacks

UK companies may soon be liable for actions of rogue employees, opening them up to massive litigation claims from people affected by data breaches.

Insider threats can be massively damaging for a company. Rogue employees can steal sensitive data about people, processes, and intellectual property and give them to whomever they please. The business ramifications of such actions can be incredibly costly.

But a case of a data breach involving an employee leaking data at a supermarket could be about to change the legal landscape around data breach liability and open up companies that suffer insider attacks to massive legal claims from their victims.

Morrisons, the insider threat, and data breach liability

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