Mor­risons staff sue over leak

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MORE than 2,000 Mor­risons staff are to sue the su­per­mar­ket for dam­ages af­ter financial de­tails re­lat­ing to em­ploy­ees were posted on­line by a dis­grun­tled au­di­tor, lawyers say.

An­drew Skel­ton, who is in his 40s, was given an eight-year jail term in July af­ter be­ing found guilty of leak­ing sen­si­tive, per­sonal data re­lat­ing to al­most 100,000 of the su­per­mar­ket’s staff, fol­low­ing a trial at Brad­ford Crown Court.

Lawyer Nick McAleenan, rep­re­sent­ing Mor­risons’ staff tak­ing le­gal ac­tion, says the claim will have im­pli­ca­tions

He said: “My clients’ po­si­tion is that Mor­risons failed to pre­vent a data leak which ex­posed tens of thou­sands of its em­ploy­ees to the very real risk of iden­tity theft and po­ten­tial loss.

“When em­ploy­ers are given per­sonal de­tails of their staff, they have a duty to look af­ter them.”

Skel­ton’s data breach cost Mor­risons more than £2 mil­lion to rec­tify. THE Sami peo­ple of north­ern Fin­land use a mea­sure called

the dis­tance a rein­deer can walk be­fore need­ing a piss.

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