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The D.C. Court of Appeals Just Scrapped the Drone Registry and May Have Also Turned Homeowners Insurers into Aviation Insurers

Model-aircraft hobbyist John Taylor didn’t want to register his model aircraft with the FAA pursuant to the newly created drone registry. So he took on the FAA, challenging new regulations aimed at unmanned aircraft...more

FAA Drone/Human Collision Analysis Study Helpful for Drone Insurance

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

The FAA recently published the results of a study that was designed to evaluate the risks of serious injury to a pedestrian resulting from a drone collision. ...more

Winery, Vineyard Cyber Attack Risk Grows With Web-Connected Systems

In the internet of things (IoT), new opportunities for efficiency continually bring new cyber risk. If a device in your winery or vineyard connects to the internet, it is vulnerable. And so is the rest of the system connected...more

Sprouting Activity at the NAIC

by Carlton Fields on

Various NAIC groups have planted seeds for a number of regulatory initiatives that impact life insurers. The Cybersecurity Task Force has been tilling the ground in preparation for a third draft of the NAIC Cybersecurity...more

Regulators Demand Third-Party Risk Management

by Carlton Fields on

While third-party risk management has been a required component of an effective enterprise risk management program for many years, the topic is receiving elevated attention at insurance companies and related businesses....more

New York’s Cyber Regulation: A National Blueprint?

New York’s top banking regulator would like the state’s new sweeping – and highly detailed – cybersecurity regulation to serve as a national model for insurance companies in safeguarding their institutions from cybercrime....more

New York Sets Its Sights on Cybersecurity Weaknesses at Financial Institutions

The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations went into effect March 1, 2017, and the first of the staggered implementation deadlines is quickly approaching on August 28, 2017. Touted...more

NAIC Model Cyber Law: Yet Another Regulatory Measure

The National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) model cybersecurity law will take center stage later this week at the group’s annual meeting in Denver. In its third draft, the Insurance Data Security Model...more

DFS Chief to Address State Insurance Commissioners on NYS Cyber Regulation

New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo is scheduled to discuss the state’s new “first in the nation” cybersecurity regulation later this week at the National Association of Insurance...more

Rosen Hotels Fined After Data Breach and Facing Federal Lawsuit

This week Rosen Millennium Technology Group, the sister company to Rosen Hotels & Resorts, was sued by its insurance company, St. Paul Fire & Marine, which is denying coverage for a data breach that was discovered in 2016. ...more

What DFS Cybersecurity Regulation Portends for the Compliance Practitioner

by Thomas Fox on

The state of New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued the first state-level regulations on cybersecurity for financial institutions with its Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies release,...more

What to Expect from New York’s New Cybersecurity Regulations

The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations went into effect March 1, 2017. Touted by the NYDFS as the “first in the nation” comprehensive cybersecurity regulation, the new rules...more

New York Regulations Heighten Need for Due Diligence and Cyber Insurance Coverage

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Cybersecurity rules from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) went into effect on March 1 and now banks and insurers are faced with an increasing level of potential legal exposure for data breaches. This...more

Am I Covered Now!

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The cybersecurity breaches rippling through the global economy create enormous costs for the affected businesses and organizations. As a result, many companies are focusing increased attention on obtaining insurance coverage...more

Privilege Waiver: Is Your File-Sharing Site a Public Park Bench?

While courts and the Federal Rules of Evidence take an increasingly pragmatic approach to the question of when inadvertent disclosure of privileged information results in waiver, a recent federal magistrate’s ruling serves as...more

New Cybersecurity Requirements for New York Financial Companies

by Snell & Wilmer on

The New York Department of Financial Services has new cybersecurity regulations “designed to promote the protection of customer information as well as the information technology systems of regulated entities [financial...more

Butler Quarterly - Winter 2017

Two recent federal cases highlight the challenges practitioners face in presenting expert claims handling testimony in bad faith litigation under the Daubert standard. In the first case, a court excluded such expert testimony...more

New York Department of Financial Services Finalizes Cybersecurity Proposal

On February 16, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) released a final version (the “Final Regulation”) of its proposed regulation, previously released in an earlier revised form on December 28,...more

New York State Releases Final “First-In-Nation” Cybersecurity Rules

The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) recently released the much-anticipated final version of its “first-in-nation” cybersecurity rules that it first announced in the fall of last year. The rules require a...more

Evidence Law Litigation Update - February 2017

New York Court of Appeals Holds That the Common Interest Doctrine Applies Only to Litigation Matters. This year, in Ambac Assurance Corp. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., No. 80, 2016 N.Y. Lexis 1649 (N.Y. June 9, 2016), New...more

New York Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations Go Into Effect on March 1st

We have previously reported about the upcoming New York Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations. On February 16, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that “the first-in the-nation cybersecurity regulation to protect...more

The “Final Final” is Here: NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

by Hogan Lovells on

As Hogan Lovells previously reported, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has launched a significant initiative to impose detailed cybersecurity requirements on covered financial institutions. On...more

NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect March 1, 2017

by Carlton Fields on

We previously reported on the New York Department of Financial Services’ proposed cybersecurity regulations. During the public comment period, the DFS received over 150 comments. In response, the DFS announced on December 28,...more

A Close Look at Policy Wording Is Essential to Ensure Coverage for Cyber Risks

As the demand for insurance coverage for cyber-related losses continues to grow, more insurance companies are offering cyber insurance policies and endorsements, but the market is far from mature and the available policies...more

DFS Final Cyber Regulation: Accountability at the Top

Over the last few months, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) cybersecurity regulation has undergone multiple revisions. But late last week, DFS issued its final regulation, which will go into effect on...more

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