Monday, March 3, 2008

Tech Talk (2/28/08 Knowledge Knugget)

Insureds involved in Information Technology or those with Websites (especially sites which are more than content-only) have unique exposures.

The 2004 CGL form automatically excludes AI/PI for many of these insureds.

The following coverages can be found in technology or cyberliability forms:

  • Intellectual property -- coverage for plagiarism; infringement of slogan, trademark, or copyright; unfair trade practices arising from same
  • Unauthorized access -- unauthorized persons intruding into system, or authorized persons engaging in unauthorized acts
  • Malicious coding or programming -- introduction of viruses or other harmful code

Other coverages may be available. Policies are manuscript, and coverage varies widely.

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