Middleman Told To Pay Aviva For Selling Stolen Crash Data

Law360, London (November 12, 2019, 2:30 PM GMT) -- A judge in London has ordered a middleman to pay back Aviva after he was fined for selling information on car crashes that was illegally obtained from the insurer.

Aviva had spent the money on alerting its policyholders about the theft of their personal details. 

Stephen Eyre QC, sitting as a High Court judge, said on Monday that David Oliver knew he was buying confidential information that had been acquired illegally from the insurer by a former manager, who also admitted criminal charges after she was arrested. The judge ordered Oliver to pay Aviva £109,000 ($140,000) to cover the costs. 

"He knew that the...

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