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Case review 05/12/2018
We live in a landscape where a rapidly increasing number of organisations collect and process personal data on an immense scale. Systemic failures or successful cyber attacks can easily lead to data breaches that affect a large number of individuals, all of whom are potential claimants.
On 27 September 2018, the International Association of Classification Societies published nine of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety in a bid to highlight the cyber resilience requirements of ships throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations will be released in Q4 of 2018.
Speaking earlier this year, Google’s Sergey Brin warned us of the dark side of artificial intelligence and said that “serious thought” must be given to a number of issues, including the impact on employment and the challenges of making unbiased algorithms.
Case review 24/10/2018
The Court of Appeal upholds the High Court’s decision to hold Morrison Supermarkets vicariously liable for the criminal actions of its employee in posting almost 100,000 of its employees’ personal data on the web.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
As AI gains more applications, the insurance industry knows it needs to keep pace in order to address the risks associated with its rise. AI goes across every aspect of insurance, but here we concentrate on the three sectors we consider it has particular impact.
The escalation of terror attacks and the methods employed have changed dramatically over recent years and the UK government and insurers are hastily adapting policies and legislation to reflect the evolving nature of this risk.
The Office of the Information Commissioner recently released its quarterly report on data breaches notified under the Privacy Act 1988. The report showed that healthcare is Australia’s leading sector for notifiable personal data breaches.
Cyber attacks represent a growing danger that threatens businesses of all sizes, irrespective of sector. This became increasingly evident in 2017 following the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks and unfortunately, the severity and frequency of attacks is continuing to grow.
The 4th Edition of the Miami Latin American Claims (Re) Insurance Forum, hosted by QLDG and Kennedys CMK from June 11 to 14, 2018, brought together over 185 key international and Latin American insurance industry experts to discuss top claims issues, trends, and developments in Latin America & the Caribbean.