Landmark ruling in UK doesn’t let companies off the hook for data breaches

A recent article published on MLex and that was made accessible to the public examines the question regarding the consequences of a situation where data of a company’s employees are disclosed and how to prevent such a data breach. The reason for this is a recent landmark UK ruling that freed a major supermarket chain from indirect liability for a rogue employee’s data leak. However, it still leaves the door open for future litigation targeting companies over accidental data disclosures by employees. 

The article concludes that the only realistic thing companies could do to fend off the risk of breaches and litigation is to keep the personal data they hold minimal, protected and well organized, and to ensure rigid internal policies and procedures to keep data safe.

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