Morrisons faces ‘vast’ data leak compensation payment


Morrisons says it will appeal a decision that leaves it facing a “vast” compensation bill for a data leak.

The supermarket chain lost an appeal against a ruling that found it partly liable for the data breach, which saw sensitive details about staff posted on the web.

The case goes back to 2014, when a senior auditor at the supermarket’s Bradford headquarters, Andrew Skelton, leaked the payroll data of around 100,000 employees.

He posted the workers’ names, addresses, bank account details and salaries online and sent them to newspapers.

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Source: Sky News