Philadelphia Business Lawyers: No Cyber Liability Coverage for Knowing Refusal to Release Data

by: Melanie Bork Graham, CIPP/US Last month, one of the first courts to address coverage under a cyber liability policy held that allegations of refusal to release data to a customer did not trigger a duty to defend the insured for technology errors and omissions liability. In Travelers Property and Casualty Company of America v. Federal Recovery Services et al., Travelers filed a declaratory judgment action to determine its obligation to defend its insured Federal Recovery Services, Inc.  Federal Recovery was in the business of Continue reading →by: Melanie Bork Graham, CIPP/US Last month, one of the first courts to address coverage under a cyber liability policy held that allegations of refusal to release data to a customer did not trigger a duty to defend the insured for technology errors and omissions liability. In Travelers Property and Casualty Company of America v. Federal Recovery Services et al., Travelers filed a declaratory judgment action to determine its obligation to defend its insured Federal Recovery Services, Inc.  Federal Recovery was in the business of Continue reading →

Philadelphia Health Law Attorneys: Are You An Accidental Business Associate?

It seems as though everyone knows that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that patient health information (PHI) be kept secret, but very few understand who must comply with HIPAA, or how to comply.  This can be chalked up to the complexity of the law and lawmakers’ failure to educate the public.  Until late last year, only ‘covered entities,’ (CE) such as doctors and health plans, were responsible for complying with the extremely burdensome regulatory requirements of HIPAA. This changed on September Continue reading →It seems as though everyone knows that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that patient health information (PHI) be kept secret, but very few understand who must comply with HIPAA, or how to comply.  This can be chalked up to the complexity of the law and lawmakers’ failure to educate the public.  Until late last year, only ‘covered entities,’ (CE) such as doctors and health plans, were responsible for complying with the extremely burdensome regulatory requirements of HIPAA. This changed on September Continue reading →