Cyber Security Practitioner
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Volume: 4 Issue: 5
(May 2018)

Keywords:
cyber liability importance cyber breach insurance recent developments forthcoming application general data protection regulation (‘gdpr recent high court decision

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Cyber liability: The importance of cyber breach insurance

Recent developments such as the forthcoming application of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the recent High Court decision against the supermarket Morrisons in Various Claimants v. W M Morrison Supermarket Plc1 (the ‘Morrisons’ case), have brought cyber security to the top of the agenda for many businesses. One clear obligation is for businesses to ensure that their employees receive adequate training to protect against data breaches. A business’s liability for a breach of its data security obligations can be significant and can arise from breaches caused by the innocent actions of careless employees or, in extreme cases, by deliberate or malicious actions by employees. Manoj Vaghela and Ben Moore of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP discuss the importance of insurance taken out by businesses to cover liability for breaches.

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