Hunton recently published a client alert discussing the importance of cyber and directors and officers liability insurance for companies and their executives to guard against cyber-related exposures. This blog entry provides a link to download the client alert.
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On June 3, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court in Van Buren v. United States reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit’s decision to uphold the conviction of Nathan Van Buren, who was alleged to have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
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On November 24, 2020, a multistate coalition of Attorneys General announced that The Home Depot, Inc. agreed to pay $17.5 million and implement a series of data security practices in response to a data breach the company experienced in 2014.
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On August 3, 2018, Ohio Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 220, which provides covered entities with an affirmative defense to tort claims, based on Ohio law or brought in an Ohio court, that alleges or relates to the failure to implement reasonable information security controls which resulted in a data breach.
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Privacy and data security issues have become the subject of critical focus in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and related transactions. Because of this heightened concern, it is imperative that companies conduct thorough due diligence about privacy and data security issues before entering into a transaction.
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Recently, Syed Ahmad, a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP’s insurance practice, and Eileen Garczynski, partner at insurance brokerage Ames & Gough, co-authored an article, Protecting Company Assets with Cyber Liability Insurance, in Mealey’s Data Privacy Law Report. This blog post contains a link to the full article.
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On October 25, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission released a guide for businesses on how to handle and respond to data breaches. The 16-page guide details steps businesses should take once they become aware of a potential breach. The guide also underscores the need for cyber-specific insurance to help offset potentially significant response costs.
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