Internet privacy News

Internet Privacy Bill Proving Struggle for Congress

Lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer, but disputes are likely to push that timetable back, according to sources …

Facebook, Twitter Face Lawmakers Over Liability, Privacy, Regulation

The more U.S. lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. work, the more they want to know. In the latest congressional hearings on misinformation and election interference, which featured first-time appearances by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg …

Facebook, Google Amassing of ‘Faceprints’ Facing Legal Challenges

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and …

Judge Nixes Users’ Privacy Class Action Against Facebook

Facebook Inc. defeated a bid for a group lawsuit claiming the company illegally gave its users’ personal information to advertisers, with a judge ruling the plaintiffs didn’t have enough in common to pursue a class action. Facebook users accused the …

EU Court Backs ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in Ruling Against Google

Google Inc. may be ordered to remove personal information from its search engine after the European Union’s top court paved the way for citizens to have a “right to be forgotten.” “Links and information in the list of results must …

Policing the ‘Dark Side’ of Internet of Things

The futuristic world of self-driving cars, eyeglasses that e-mail and trash cans that call for pickup is running into the old-fashioned pace of doing business in Washington. Companies from Google Inc. to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG are racing into this …

Arch Enhances Healthcare Facility Professional Liability Form

Arch Insurance Group, a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has launched a specialized healthcare professional liability product in the U.S called Net Protection PLUS / Regulatory Defense PLUS coverage, which will be available on select Arch Healthcare policies. According …

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 …

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 …

Rockwood Programs Adds Cyber Liability to Coverage Portfolio

Rockwood Programs has added cyber liability to its portfolio of management and professional liability products. The coverage can be attached to an underlying Rockwood account as an endorsement, with a separate sub-limit. Cyber liability can also be purchased on a …