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Behind the Curtain: Just whose risks are being insured?

Posted in Business Practices, Coverage, Cyber Breach, Data Breach, Insurance, Reinsurance

In today’s challenging economy, it is hard to turn away new business, whether from a client who provides a law firm with steady work, or a broker who contracts for investment services or a health care organization that contracts with a nursing registry.  But what happens when the new client demands that as part of… Continue Reading

Reinsuring Cyber Risks

Posted in Cyber Breach, Damages, Reinsurance

Many of the underwriting and wording considerations that direct insurers bring to cyber risks  apply to reinsurers as well.   But there are also issues that are unique to reinsurers.  We will explore some of these issues in periodic postings.   Click here for Reinsuring Cyber Risks: Be Careful Out There , our analysis of reinsurance wording issues and… Continue Reading

Privacy of Pharmaceutical Records Challenged

Posted in Breach Notification Laws, Cloud Computing, Coverage, Cyber Breach, Health Records Privacy, HIPPA, Insurance, Privacy, Privacy Legislation, Reinsurance

When a pharmacy fills a prescription, it records the drug, dosage, prescribing physician, age and gender of the patient.  The pharmacy sells this information to “data miners” who compile reports about the physician’s prescription habits.  The data miners then sell their research to pharmaceutical companies, who use the data for target marketing to doctors most likely to… Continue Reading