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UK Litigation And Guidance Highlight Cybersecurity Risk

Law360 (January 10, 2019, 3:07 PM EST) -- Cybersecurity remains a real and pressing issue for businesses around the world. In the United Kingdom, some recent developments serve to emphasize the importance of companies implementing appropriate security measures proactively, both (1) to help prevent cyber incidents occurring and (2) to argue in mitigation when, not if, the company does suffer a data breach.

First, the recent group litigation case of Various Claimants v. Morrison Supermarkets PLC,[1] which centered upon a rogue employee’s misuse of personal data, included evidence and judicial comment on the nature and adequacy of Morrison’s data security policies and procedures. Clearly, had there been any failings...

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