Morrisons Supermarkets are breathing a sigh of relief since the Supreme Court ruling that they are not vicariously liable for a deliberate data breach by a disgruntled ex-employee which exposed personal data of almost 100,000 of its employees. Vicarious liability is when an employer is held responsible for something done by an employee in the course of their employment. In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants  the Supreme Court considered the circumstances in which an employer is vicariously liable for the conduct of its employees and whether the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) excluded vicarious liability for such claims…..Read more
The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) works with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect your personal information (personal data).
DPA 2018 updates UK data protection laws for the digital age. It received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. It works with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect your personal information. The Act provides a comprehensive and modern framework for data protection, with stronger sanctions for malpractice.
GDPR introduced accountability, mandatory personal data breach notification, data portability and new obligations on processors. It gives you the following rights:
Article 6 of GDPR says that personal data can only be processed if there is a lawful basis for it, and Section 8 of DPA 2018 explains that a lawful basis means that processing must be in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that is necessary for:
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