Anya Proops QC and Rupert Paines in Supreme Court data breach appeal


On 6 and 7 November 2019 the Supreme Court heard Morrisons’ appeal in Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Ltd. The appeal raises novel and important issues concerning employers’ liability for data breaches as a result of the actions of their employees, and the interrelationship of the statutory data protection regime with the common law. The Supreme Court’s decision is likely to be a landmark in the law of both employer’s vicarious liability and data protection.

Anya Proops QC and Rupert Paines have acted for Morrisons throughout the proceedings, led in the Supreme Court by Lord Pannick QC.