Category: Technology & Data Privacy Law

Cyber Liability Coverage – Read that Policy Carefully!

September 3, 2020  |  Carole Clark Isakson

Cyber insurance, also referred to as cyber risk insurance or cyber liability insurance policy coverage, is an insurance policy. Any company that uses technology to do business (i.e. pretty much every company…) should evaluate its need for this type of policy, review the policy language carefully, and verify that policy limits are sufficient. Before cyber insurance coverage became common, in the event of a data breach or other cyber event an insured might have tried to make a claim under its general liability insurance. These claims were frequently denied. With the advent of cyber insurance policies, a more specific product was made available, and may provide the coverage needed. Cyber insurance applies to data breaches and specified cyber events. The typical policy provides coverage for various costs that may be incurred in a data breach situation – for instance, many policies will provide assistance in verifying and recovering from a data breach. As with any insurance policy, it is important to read the exclusions and be aware of events that are NOT covered. Not all policies are created equally. Consideration should be given to your specific goals. Cyber risk insurance often, though not always, covers: Loss or damage to data (i.e. the cost to replace or restore electronic data belonging to the insured…

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