Man United sued over employee data breach

13/03/2024 | The Sun

Manchester United is facing a lawsuit for up to £100,000 after accidentally emailing 167 casual staff members their wage slips and a file containing confidential details of some permanent employees. The file included names, addresses, national insurance numbers, salary information, pension benefits, and tax contributions. It was sent to catering and hospitality, museum and stadium tour staff, and programme sellers. The club is being accused of trialling a system with a “lack of managerial staff overseeing the procedure”.

A group of workers have lodged a High Court compensation claim on data protection grounds, highlighting that the information could be used by criminals to commit financial fraud.

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