Monthly Archives: April 2013

Please check out: “The Alleged LivingSocial Hack and Data Breach Highlights Importance of Insurance for Cyberrisks.”

The Policyholder Informer blog of the insurance coverage and insurance recovery practice of my formerComputer security concept firm, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, had featured my post, “The Alleged LivingSocial Hack and Data Breach Highlights Importance of Insurance for Cyberrisks.”

The introduction to the post read:

On April 26, 2013, there were reports that LivingSocial had been hacked and suffered a data breach. A page on LivingSocial’s website stated: “The information accessed includes names, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords — technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords.” CNNMoney reported that data for more than 50 million customers may have been accessed. With similar data breach events taking place seemingly with more frequency, it is critical that entities understand whether they have insurance that provides coverage for such risks.

The post provided details of insurance coverage for data breaches and hacks.  It discusses cyberinsurance, crime insurance, CGL insurance, and other insurance policies, and whether and how they could provide insurance for data breaches.  The entire post has been archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, and may be found by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Please check out: “State Attorneys General Increasingly Concerned with Data Privacy.”

The Policyholder Informer blog of the insurance coverage and insurance recovery practice of my formerData Privacy firm, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, is featuring a post that I co-authored with my former colleagues Divonne Smoyer and Aaron Lancaster.  Divonne and Aaron both work in my former firm‘s State Attorneys General practice group.

The post is “State Attorneys General Increasingly Concerned with Data Privacy.”  The introduction to the post reads:

Over the past few years, State Attorneys General (AGs) have grown increasingly active in a variety of areas not traditionally within their domain. One of the areas in which AGs have increased their attention is data privacy. Notably, in the past year AGs have added data privacy enforcement units, worked with their legislatures to expand their data privacy enforcement capabilities, and have brought high-profile investigations and enforcement matters on data privacy issues. As a result of this increased activity, companies should closely scrutinize their insurance portfolios to ensure that they are covered for any such investigations and enforcement activity, and, if not, work with insurance brokers to consider obtaining insurance to address these risks.

The post provides details regarding recent developments, and provides predictions regarding, state AG activity in the area of data privacy.  It also provides tips regarding insurance coverage for state AG investigations relating to data privacy and cybersecurity.  Please check out the entire post by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Please check out: “Seeking Insurance Under Someone Else’s Policy? Tips for Companies Requiring Additional Insured Status.”

The insurance coverage and insurance recovery practice of my formerDanger - Construction Area firm, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, has a new blog, Policyholder Informer.  The Policyholder Informer blog is featuring my post, “Seeking Insurance Under Someone Else’s Policy? Tips for Companies Requiring Additional Insured Status.”

The introduction to the post reads:

If your company is in the construction field, then you know it well: the request to be added as an additional insured to another company’s insurance policy. For example, general contractors (GC) often require subcontractors to add the GC as an additional insured to the subcontractor’s insurance policy. That continues down the line of subcontractors and sub-subcontractors.

I also give five initial pointers regarding additional insured coverage for companies requesting additional insured status.  The Internet Wayback Machine has an archive of the post, which you can check out by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2014.

Please check out “A Growing Corporate Risk: Work-Issued Mobile Devices.”

Work-issed mobile devicesAnya Khalamayzer, of PropertyCasualty 360 – National Underwriter, wrote an article that details some of cybersecurity and insurance issues that employers should keep in mind when the enterprise issues mobile devices to employees.

The lede is:

Corporate leaders issuing cell phones to employees to conduct business-related communication are realizing tablets are one of the evolving technologies that keep them walking the razor’s edge of cyber exposure.

The article discusses the rise of cyberrisks related to mobile devices. Ms. Khalamayzer notes multiple international cybersecurity incidents allegedly stemming from mobile devices.

She also quotes me about the potential cybersecurity and data privacy risks relating to mobile devices.  She then reiterates my thoughts about insurance coverage for those cybersecurity, data breach, data privacy, and corporate security risks.  Please click on over and read the entire piece.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.