Mexican Data Protection Authority Intends to Increase Investigations and Enforcement for 2014

Mexican Data Protection Authority Intends to Increase Investigations and Enforcement for 2014

On February 4, 2014, the Mexican data protection authority, the Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI), issued a statement to Bloomberg BNA announcing it anticipates issuing an abundance of fines in 2014 following an unprecedented increase in violations of Mexico’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the Possession of Private Parties (the Federal Law).

Triple-S Socked with $6.8 Million Sanctions for PHI Breach

By | Health Law Gurus | February 27, 2014

Triple-S, an insurance holding company and subsidiary of Triple-S Management Corporation, was notified by the Puerto Rican Health Insurance Administration (“HIA”) that HIA would pursue penalties against Triple-S for its alleged failure to properly respond to a breach of protected health information (“PHI”) involving 13,336 Dual Eligible Medicare enrollees (enrollees also eligible for Medicaid).

Personal Injury Insurance Coverage Does Not Apply to Data Breach

Personal Injury Insurance Coverage Does Not Apply to Data Breach

According to a Law360 report, Sony Units Denied Coverage For Suits Tied To Cyber Attack (subscription required), a New York state judge ruled last Friday in the Zurich v. Sony insurance litigation that the stealing of consumer information through a cyber attack did not constitute “personal injury” under a commercial general liability policy because third-party hackers and not the insured committed the offense.