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Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter – Fall 2020

Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 24): Excess Line Association of New York Weighs in on “Surplus Lines Agents”

On June 16, 2020, the Excess Line Association of New York (“ELANY”) issued Bulletin No. 2020-35, promulgating ELANY’s new issue of “ELANY Elaborates” (the “EE”). This issue of EE (available here) focuses primarily on the classification of “surplus lines agents” in New York and elsewhere.

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Join Locke Lord for a Complimentary Summer Speaker Series

As we enter the next phase of life under COVID-19, new issues are emerging for the insurance industry. Locke Lord lawyers will tackle some of the issues over the next few months. Sign up for each program that interests you below. We look forward to sharing time with you as we navigate the new normal. One hour of CLE for each program is approved in CA, IL, TX and NY. Other states are pending.

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LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 23): Sampling of COVID-19 State and NAIC Insurance Updates Applicable to the Surplus Lines Industry

COVID-19 is impacting all facets of the insurance industry, and while the surplus lines market is somewhat inoculated from the impact of various state orders and emergency regulations, many states as well as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) are subjecting surplus lines insurers and brokers to their mandates.  This article provides a sample of various state and NAIC requests and orders in recent weeks with applicability to the surplus lines industry, including but not limited to moratoriums on cancellation/nonrenewal, orders to return premium with respect to insurance policies where COVID-19 has altered the nature of the underlying risk, and various data calls.

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California Insurance Commissioner Requests All Insurance Companies Provide Their Insureds with at Least a 60-Day Grace Period to Pay Insurance Premiums

On March 18th, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, California Insurance Commissioner‎ Ricardo Lara issued a notice (the “Notice”) to all admitted and non-admitted insurance companies, all licensed producers, and other interested parties requesting that all insurance companies provide their insureds with at least a ‎‎60-day grace period to pay insurance premiums so that insurance policies are not ‎cancelled for nonpayment of premium. 

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Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter – November 2019

Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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CCPA Amendments Are In! Draft CCPA Regulations Are Out!

The long-awaited amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) have finally become law. On October 11, 2019—two days before the October 13 deadline—California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he signed all of the California Legislature’s September 2019 amendments to the CCPA: AB-25, AB-874, AB-1146, AB-1355, and AB-1564.

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LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 16): Expert Analysis – Disability Insurance in the Surplus Lines Market and Recent Legislative Updates

The Surplus lines market has traditionally been a method for insurance placement available to property and casualty products only, although states are increasingly opening up other lines of insurance to the nonadmitted market. For example, a growing number of states have either expressly or indirectly allowed for accident and health coverage to be written through the surplus lines market, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners released guidance earlier this year advising the states on how to effectively legislate for the expansion of insurance lines that may be written on a surplus lines basis.

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