Insurance Coverage for Data Breach Claims

Recent examples of data breaches resulting in invasion of privacy lawsuits abound. Target and other retailers, financial services companies and other businesses have had their internal data systems breached and consumers’ private financial information stolen. There are insurance policies designed for such risks, but they are a relatively recent development. Yet, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe, only one-third of American businesses have purchased these new data breach policies. So what do the other two-thirds of the business community do when confronted with a data breach lawsuit?

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