Data 'Privacy Shield' Spurs Need For Cybersecurity Coverage

By Jeff Sistrunk (February 12, 2016, 1:57 PM EST) -- The new data transfer mechanism recently agreed to by European and U.S. officials will have companies closely scrutinizing their insurance policies to ensure they will be protected against legal exposure from the heightened cybersecurity requirements and could spur insurers to roll out new products to fill gaps in coverage, experts say.

While the so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has yet to be finalized, early details that have surfaced about the framework indicate that it will place stricter obligations on U.S. companies such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to safeguard the personal data of Europeans and require stronger monitoring and enforcement to...

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