Tag: commercial general liability insurance

Two Cyber Liability Insurance Lawsuits with Different Outcomes

In the past two years, there have been two very interesting lawsuits over the question of whether or not commercial general liability insurance policies contain coverage for cyber liability. The two lawsuits had very different outcomes which may appear to muddy the waters regarding when cyber liability is covered and when it is not covered by a general liability policy. Let’s take a look at both lawsuits and where I think this may go.

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Cyber Liability Insurance and Sony’s Lawsuit

Before the data breaches at Anthem, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and Target, there was Sony. In 2011, the Sony Playstation Network was hacked resulting in the theft of customer data. Sony pushed to have their insurer, Zurich, cover the losses resulting from the data breach, but Zurich denied the claim. Sony had a general liability policy, but not a cyber liability policy with Zurich.

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