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Cyber liability and data security insurance

For all commercial clients - and especially those operating in the technology field - cyber exposures, together with data security and privacy concerns have become business-critical risks.

The insurance industry has been quick to respond to the ever-increasing focus on cyber and data protection through the provision of a variety of policies covering a range of risks from first party losses to liabilities following a loss or theft of data.

Our experienced team of data, technology and insurance lawyers are perfectly placed to advise insurers and intermediaries on all aspects of cyber and data insurance.

What we do

  • Policy wordings – we have drafted leading cyber liability policies for a number of insurer clients, including cyber ransom policies, combined cyber and data policies and cyber extensions to personal lines household products. We have also worked with insurers to update suites of policy wordings and associated documents to ensure compliance with their silent cyber obligations.
  • Breach response – following an insured breach, our experienced team are able to quickly and efficiently investigate and respond to the breach whilst ensuring that legal professional privilege remains in place. Our team includes experts in data protection, insurance coverage, technology disputes, employment law and commercial disputes, ensuring all possible issues are covered off.
  • Claims support and advice – we are experienced in supporting claims teams on matters such as: liaising with brokers and insureds to collate claims information, managing the instruction of foreign counsel and experts; and reporting on matters relating to coverage.
  • Training – we regularly provide training to insurers and intermediaries on issues relating to cyber and data insurance, including compliance with silent cyber requirements.

Featured experience

London Market insurer

Advising a London Market insurer on silent cyber compliance across a suite of over 1,000 policy wordings and associated documents.

Cyber policy wordings

Drafting a variety of cyber policy wordings for a number of insurers across various lines of business, including marine cyber and cyber K&R.

Board of a leading insurer

Advising the board of a leading insurer on its silent cyber strategy.

London Market insurer’s claims team

We have supported a London Market insurer’s claims team to enable it to determine coverage in relation to over 200 specialty risk claims.

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