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Westworld, Skynet … There Might Be Insurance for That!

Mikaela Whitman of Liner writes: The rise of AI-enabled devices and robots will create a host of liability issues as they become progressively more autonomous, independent and interconnected. Companies that employ any type of AI-enabled device or robot should consider the kinds of insurance that could provide coverage for those losses.

What to Expect From the SEC’s New Cyber-Savvy Chair

Danielle C. Gray and Patrick D. McKegney of O’Melveny & Myers discuss a few areas to keep an eye on in the months ahead, in terms of legislation, regulatory guidance and enforcement activity, as Jay Clayton begins his tenure at the SEC.

Prosecuting Cyber Crime: An Overlooked Part of Bharara’s Legacy

Daniel L. Stein of Mayer Brown writes: During Preet Bharara’s tenure, the Southern District brought a series of historic criminal cases in the cyber area, which should be included as an important part of Bharara’s impressive legacy.

Blockchain: The Key to True Cybersecurity?

Jeffrey D. Neuburger and Jonathan P. Mollod of Proskauer Rose discuss blockchain generally and its potential cybersecurity-related functions, security considerations when placing assets on the blockchain, and whether existing laws and regulations will have to be changed to foster new blockchain technologies.

Deal Breakers: The Importance of Privacy and Security Due Diligence in Transactions

Jennifer Daniels of Blank Rome writes: Cybersecurity and data privacy risks have been, and remain, a top concern for companies across industries, so it is not surprising that companies are increasingly conducting diligence specifically to address those risks in connection with transactions.

New DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Are Here: Will Your Insurance Protect You?

Andrew M. Reidy and Joseph M. Saka of Lowenstein Sandler write: As covered businesses work to meet the deadlines of the new cybersecurity regulations, they also should consider whether they have taken steps to secure insurance that will protect them.

Is Your Discovery Process Setting You Up for a Data Breach?

Eric Pesale and Casey C. Sullivan write: Whatever approach attorneys take, it is beyond debate at this point that e-discovery will be fertile hunting ground for hackers in the days and years to come. Smart firms will start taking action now to make sure they don’t fall victim to the next damaging cyberattack.