August 10th, 2018

Week’s Top Stories: August 4 - 10, 2018

Posted at 10:00 AM ET

Carr Fire – Redding, California: In Northern California, the Carr Fire has burned at least 110,154 acres since July 23 and claimed at least six lives according to media reports and Cal Fire. Damage survey efforts are still ongoing, however initial indications are that at least 1,236 structures have been destroyed with another 225 damaged.

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Regulatory Landscape Part II: Extra-Territorial Application of GDPR: The European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to company processing of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens, regardless of the company’s location. Mere accessibility of a controller’s, processor’s or intermediary’s website in the EU, containing an email address or other contact details or the use of a language generally used in a third country where the controller is established, does not necessarily bring the data within GDPR jurisdiction.

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Guy Carpenter to Host Scientific and Engineering Expo to Launch New InsurTech Advisory Offering Developed with Numerati® Partners LLC: Guy Carpenter announced the August 9, 2018 launch event for its InsurTech Alliance – a cost effective, state of the art and insurer-focused suite of capabilities to help carriers evaluate new innovations in the areas of data, analytics and digital technology-based products and solutions.

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Regulatory Landscape Part IV: NYDFS Cybersecurity Act - Risk of Third Party Service Providers: The recently enacted European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Law and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Act all address data privacy (the personal information of individuals) and data protection (using such personal information for business objectives), but from different perspectives. The NYDFS and NAIC regulations are focused on the technical requirements of financial services companies to assess cyber risk in their systems, implement additional security and report breaches promptly. The NYDFS regulation became effective on March 1, 2017.

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Regulatory Landscape Part V: NAIC Model Law: The recently enacted European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Law and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Act all address data privacy (the personal information of individuals) and data protection (using such personal information for business objectives), but from different perspectives. The NYDFS and NAIC regulations are focused on the technical requirements of financial service companies to assess cyber risk in their systems, implement additional security and report breaches promptly.

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Chart: The Cyber Insurance Matrix Explained: Chart examines the policy coverage matrix between cyber and property lines of insurance coverage.

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