5 Reasons The Sony Data Breach Coverage Denial Is Wrong

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 4:18 PM EST) -- On Feb. 21, 2014, a New York trial court judge let Sony’s insurers, Zurich American Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., off the coverage hook for Sony’s massive 2011 PlayStation data breach. That breach, in which hackers stole the personally identifiable information (PII) of PlayStation users, is one of the largest data breaches to date. In the wake of the breach, Zurich filed a declaratory judgment action against Sony and Sony’s other insurers, seeking to avoid or minimize its coverage obligations.

The coverage litigation turns...
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