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Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Florida’s densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to prepare, its damages were devastating.…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Data breaches remain a serious threat for businesses across all sizes and industries. To learn more about how Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance can help companies address this risk, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, New York. What are some of the greatest cybersecurity risks companies face today? R.A.:…

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Below we highlight the top 3 trending Cybersecurity Awareness-related intel topics. 1. Trending News Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection The necessity for companies to have data security practices in place in order to secure cyber coverage is crucial to managing risk, our experts advise. As…

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

A major insurance carrier is attempting to rescind a cyber policy based on the client’s alleged misrepresentation of its digital security protocols. According to reports, Travelers recently sought a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to rescind its Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance policy with Illinois-based International Control Services because the company was not…

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Macroeconomic trends, namely inflation and rising interest rates, are having a profound effect on the Property & Casualty (P&C) market as we head into the second half of 2022. Inflation impacts everything—from rapidly changing property values to challenges with mid-year reinsurance renewals. These are truly generational inflationary pressures that most professionals within the industry have never personally experienced. Even with…

Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ Used Customers’ Voice Data for Targeted Ads, Lawsuit Alleges

The voice assistant “Alexa” featured on Amazon’s Echo Dot and other devices has been collecting data on millions of customers without their knowledge and using it for targeted advertising, a new lawsuit against the company alleges. Filed June 8 in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, the lawsuit seeks class-action status and claims that Amazon…

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2022

In this webinar, our panel of experts provide insights into the following areas: Commercial Property, Cyber Liability, and Coastal Properties. Featuring: Anella Niewenhous, AVP, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Morehead City, NC Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, NY Jody Oster, Senior Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Chicago, IL…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cryptocurrency

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cryptocurrency

As more businesses begin investing in cryptocurrency and accept it as a form of payment, a rapidly growing insurance market has emerged to address the myriad of risks associated with the digital currency. To learn more about cryptocurrency-related risks and insurance coverages, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with David Derigiotis, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Professional Liability Practice Leader, Burns &…

Louis Vuitton Virtual ‘Try-On’ Tool Collected Customers’ Facial Scans, Lawsuit Claims

Louis Vuitton Virtual ‘Try-On’ Tool Collected Customers’ Facial Scans, Lawsuit Claims

A virtual “try-on” tool for sunglasses offered by Louis Vuitton collected customers’ facial scan data without their consent, violating the Illinois Biometric Privacy Protection Act, a new lawsuit against the luxury brand alleges. The proposed class-action suit, filed April 8, claims the LVMH corporation’s North America unit took biometric data from online shoppers when they used their webcams to try…

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