Morrisons Lose Data theft appeal

A recent ruling has made Morrisons vicariously liable for the rogue behaviour of an employee who stole over 100,000 employee payroll records. Andrew Skelton was a senior auditor for Morrisons at the time of the data breach.  He had recently been officially warned about using corporate mailroom facilities for sending personal ebay packages. Mr Skelton was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in July of this year for the data breach. A couple of interesting points stand out from this landmark judgement, which went all the way to the UK Court of Appeal, where the original ruling was upheld against Morrisons: Firstly, the intent of the records theft was irrelevant - it didn't matter whether the motive was personal gain for the data thief, or reputational damage caused to Morrisons. Secondly, the Information Commissioners Office had originally found that no action was required under the Data Protection Act 1998 - the relevant legislation in force at the time of the offence: it took a class...
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Your life in the ether…. Record Management Online

Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. Marcus Tullius Cicero You may find some of the ideas suggested eight years ago interesting, and maybe still valid with the advent of GDPR. This was an idea for storing and managing all information - personal or corporate - in the cloud, using the very powerful HP RM (record manager) engine as a basis. The original is here  - apologies for the loss of images, which used to be in there. Your life in the ether.... Record Management Online November 03, 2009 HP Records – Record Management in the Cloud Record Management for the home, for small business, and the enterprise idea qualification Reach: How many people would this idea affect? - all those who, in their professional and personal lives, have a need for long term organisation, management, and eventual disposal of their critical personal or corporate information In other words, simply put - records. Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How...
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