Ashley Madison data leak triggers Britain’s first related divorce case

Leaked sensitive data from the Ashley Madison ‘adultery website’ has prompted the first related divorce case, according to reports from The Times.

The disclosure of the identity of members signed up to the website has meant the details of over 1 million people in the UK alone can now be traced by a search on the internet.

It’s thought this will inevitably lead to a number of divorce cases in the UK and around the world.

Although membership of the website is not in itself proof of adultery, it would still provide sufficient grounds for a spouse to pursue divorce proceedings.

Membership of such a website would provide the basis for a divorce based on ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

As a separate issue, it seems likely that many members will seek damages from Ashley Madison for the mishandling of their data.

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