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In-house Data Club: Implications of the Morrisons case with Anya Proops QC

  • 07 May 2020
  • 8.45am - 9.45am
  • Online via BlueJeans (details to be sent in advance of the session)

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Please join us for our second (albeit virtual) In House Data Club of 2020 where we will discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s judgement in Morrisons including hearing from Anya Proops QC, lead counsel for Morrisons in the case.

In this session we will discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing an appeal by the supermarket chain Morrisons Supermarkets plc, overturning a finding that it was vicariously liable for a rogue employee's deliberate disclosure of payroll data related to some 100,000 co-workers, of whom 10,000 brought a group claim for damages. Please also see Lewis Silkin’s article and Anya’s own 11KBW Panopticon blog on the case.

The ruling will come as a signficant relief for employers and data controllers up and down the country but what does it really mean? Is it carte blanche for data controllers to take their foot off the pedal re their security positioning? Or is this such a fact specific case that the real message is that data & privacy compliance has never been more important to mitigate the risk of rogue employees?

The LS In House Data Club, for in house counsel and data protection specialists, is intended to be interactive and a discussion forum to share experiences with your contemporaries in an informal Chatham House style.

This session will be on Thursday 7th May and will take place via BlueJeans. A link to join the meeting will be sent in advance of the session. If you have any queries, please do contact our events team.

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