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Cyber Insurance Can Develop Without Centralized Cyber Law

For years there has been a discussion over whether data breaches and cyber security can eventually be regulated by centralized laws rather than various state and federal laws and regulations. Even in October 2014, President Obama called upon Congress to… Continue Reading →

Hackers See You When You’re Sleeping–Hackers Know When You’re Awake: Major Data Breach Involving Children’s Information and Pictures Calls Smart Toys Further Into Question

As we go into the holiday shopping season, many questions arise about whether “smart toys,” which store sensitive data regarding children, are secure from hackers. Children are high-valued targets for hackers because they have clean credit reports and their credit histories likely… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Decision Does Not Adopt Seventh Circuit’s Reasoning in Data Breach Case

On August 6, 2015, the Illinois Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Maglio v. Advocate Health and Hosp. Corp., dismissing the complaints filed in two class action lawsuits seeking damages related to a theft of Advocate Health’s computers containing information… Continue Reading →

Modification of Data Breach Laws Directly Impacts Insurers and Insureds

We have previously reported on other states, including California and New Jersey, strengthening their data breach notification laws. Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, is now proposing similar steps be taken in Illinois. In support of her attempt to modify the 2005 law, Madigan stated: “In… Continue Reading →

Lawsuit Involving Regional Bank Should Serve as a Warning to Smaller Businesses

On January 21, 2015, Travelers Casualty and Surety of America (Travelers) sued Ignition Studio Inc. (Ignition) based on professional negligence and breach of contract claims in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Travelers filed the action based… Continue Reading →

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