Inadvertent Data Breach May Trigger Insurer’s Duty to Defend

Data Protection

As previously posted, in many instances of data breach, information was exposed due to the negligent actions of someone within the organization, as opposed to an external and malicious cyberattack.  This week, the Fourth Circuit held that that the inadvertent disclosure of data from within the company can constitute a “publication” triggering an insurer’s duty to defend.

Goldberg Segalla attorneys Colin B. Willmott and Jonathan L. Schwartz provide a complete analysis of the decision in Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, L.L.C. here.


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