Cyber & Data Risk: oil or asbestos?

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Friday, 14 October 2016
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Hans Allnutt, Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Claims webinar

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In this IIL claims lecture Hans Allnutt explored his view on cyber risk, demand for dedicated cyber insurance, and the unforeseen exposures under traditional insurance programmes.

Hans explained how the legal and ethical challenges of the Big Data and cyber era have triggered increased regulation and litigation potentially affecting all lines of liability insurance.

Cyber risk arises out of organisations increasing reliance of electronic networks and data. Unforeseen or malicious cyber events can affect an organisations operations, information, and even physical property. This has driven demand for dedicated cyber insurance policies to address the new risk but also raised questions as to the exposure under traditional insurance policies. Informational cyber risk is a particularly growing area of exposure, brought on by the Big Data era and the abilities for companies to push the legal and ethical boundaries of privacy. A flood of regulatory exposures and compensation claims await organisations and liability insurers alike.

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • A conceptual categorization of cyber risk
  • How the insurance industry and developed solutions
  • The growing trend of regulation and litigation in respect of data

Chair: Gabrielle Folliard, Head of Specialty and Financial Lines Claims, Markel International.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
  • EC3M 7HA
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