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As a service to Jenner & Block's clients and the greater legal community, the firm's Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice maintains online resource centers that offer the latest case law and other developments.

Jenner & Block will update this web page with new developments and items of interest as they become available.

Pitfalls for Data Breach Coverage under Cybersecurity Insurance Policies

Many companies have recently experienced data breaches resulting in disclosure of their customers’ personal or financial information.  Insurers have begun offering “cybersecurity” policies that are marketed as covering such cyber risks.  Policyholders, however, must be vigilant to prevent a “disconnect” between the policy as marketed and the actual policy language called upon to pay a cyber claim.  To avoid any alleged “gaps” in coverage, companies should make sure that their expectations for coverage are effectively communicated to the insurer and accurately reflected in the policy’s wording.   

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