The Supreme Court overturns the Court of Appeal decision in WM Morrison Supermarkets v Various Claimants

Introduction On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that Morrisons is not vicariously liable for its employee’s criminal act of leaking payroll data of nearly 100,000 colleagues. The Court overturned the 2018 Court of Appeal judgment which held Morrisons indirectly responsible for Mr Skelton’s acts, even though he committed them outside of work. The…

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The CJEU considers the territorial application for global search engines in relation to the right to be forgotten in Google Inc. v CNIL

Gemma Townley, Partner and Nadia Ahmed, Trainee Solicitor in the Technology team at Sharpe Pritchard consider the recent judgment by the CJEU in Google v CNIL, which gives a landmark ruling on the territorial application of the right to be forgotten for global search engines. Introduction On the 24 September 2019, the Court of Justice…

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