privacy breach News

Beazley Enhances Worldwide Breach Response Services

Beazley has enhanced its Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product to include expanded privacy breach response services and broader coverage The enhancements, which will come standard on all future BBR policies, will also further improve Beazley insureds’ ability to respond to …

Allied World U.S. Launches Coverage for Liability, Expenses of Privacy Breach

Allied World U.S. has launched Privacy//403 SRVS, a Specified Response Vendor Solution (SRVS) policy to provide coverage for liability and expenses associated with the compromise of sensitive information and information systems, in the event of a data breach. The Privacy//403 …

Privacy Breaches Afflict Texas Psych Hospitals

A review of state records by a newspaper has found five incidents in about the last six months where patients’ health records have made their way out of Texas’ 10 public psychiatric hospitals. The Austin American-Statesman reported that in one …

State Laws Provide Leeway For Businesses Reporting Data Breaches

A decade of lawmaking by U.S. states to ensure consumers are told when their data has been hacked still lets companies such as Target Corp. wait weeks or even months to disclose security breaches. Forty-six of 50 U.S. states have …

Minnesota’s Allina Health Notifies 3K Patients of Privacy Breach

Allina Health in Minnesota is notifying thousands of patients that a medical assistant at its Inver Grove Heights clinic viewed their medical records without authorization. The Minneapolis-based hospital and clinic system is notifying 3,800 patients of the privacy breach by …

Travelers Launches Online Cyber Risk Resources for Business Owners

Travelers has introduced a suite of online resources to help business owners navigate the growing threat of cyber risks while also protecting their assets and their customers’ information. The launch of the new resources coincides with the start of National …

Hiscox Adds Cyber Crime Protection for Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has added a new cyber crime protection endorsement to its technology privacy cyber portfolio. The cyber crime coverage option provides additional protection against growing exposures related to cyber crime connected to business bank accounts. “Technology …

West Virginia Family Sues Over Accident Photo

The family of a Rainelle, West Virginia man who died in a traffic accident is suing an ambulance company and an emergency medical technician for allegedly circulating photos of the victim’s corpse. The lawsuit in Greenbrier Circuit Court claims that …

LIU, CloudInsure Tackle Cloud Computing Coverage Gaps

A new insurance partnership between Liberty International Underwriters and CyberRiskPartners’ CloudInsure will provide insurance backing for cloud providers and the businesses that utilize them. The two companies hope the new platform will reinforce cloud companies’ commitment to protect the data …

North Carolina Blue Cross Defends Data Sharing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina shares private information of hundreds of thousands of its clients to an outside company that helps design its software. The company told The News & Observer of Raleigh that it protects the …