Supermarket chain Morrisons went before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Wednesday appealing a ruling that allowed compensation claims by thousands of staff whose personal details were posted on the internet in a 2014 security breach, Telegraph and Argus reports. The payroll data of approximately 100,000 employees was leaked — including names, addresses and bank account details — by a senior internal auditor. The employees claim they were exposed to the risk of identity theft and potential financial loss and are seeking compensation. A High Court judge ruled in 2017 against Morrisons on the issue of liability, a ruling upheld by the Court of Appeal in October 2018.
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