It was reported recently that the parties in the closely watched data breach case of Zurich American Insurance v. Sony Corp. of America (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014) settled while Sony’s appeal of an unfavorable trial court opinion was pending. That opinion found that no coverage was available to Sony for a massive data breach under its commercial general liability (CGL) policy. This settlement leaves open questions regarding claims by insureds regarding data hacks in existing data breach cases, especially in light of recent changes to the CGL forms.
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner will today assume responsibility for ensuring the privacy and data of around 300 million people outside the US who use Twitter each month is adequately respected.
Last month the microblogging site told users that from 18 May, “Twitter International Company will be responsible for handling your account information under Irish privacy and data protection law.”
The move means all of the social network’s users outside of the US will come under the European Union’s Data Protection Directive.