Cyber and Data Risk

We are true cyber and data risk specialists who are dedicated to advising those operating in the insurance industry. We are trusted advisers to (re)insurers, brokers, MGAs and industry bodies. We provide advisory and contentious services, as well as claims services to insurers and brokers of cyber and data risk insurance. These include data breach response solutions under cyber insurance policies, wordings and policy coverage advice.

Overview

We provide advisory and contentious services, as well as claims services to insurers and brokers of cyber and data risk insurance. These include data breach response solutions under cyber insurance policies, wordings and policy coverage advice.

We provide a full range of services to insurers and insurers of cyber and data risks. These include:

Data Protection and Privacy

We provide a one stop solution for our insurance industry clients' data protection advice needs, drawing on the experience and expertise of our regulatory, IT and insurance distribution colleagues. Our advice is focussed and takes into account the market practice and specific challenges of the insurance sector.

Data Breach Response and Claims

Our 24/7 response hotline provides access to IT security experts, specialist lawyers and experienced PR consultants who will investigate and advise on the legal, technical and commercial actions required to mitigate exposure following a breach. We also advise on regulatory investigations and resulting litigation.

We regularly provide advice on international data breaches across multiple jurisdictions, through our own offices and trusted partners.

Policy Wordings and Product Development

DAC Beachcroft has an industry cyber policy wording and product development practice. Our team has advised the most prominent insurers on cyber policy wordings and product development, as well as some of the most pressing industry issues such as non-affirmative cyber and war exclusions.

Policy Coverage Services

DAC Beachcroft’s Cyber & Data Risk lawyers handle cyber insurance coverage disputes arising from both domestic and international risks.

What our clients say

  • Great team focused on building effective client relations with good turnaround and industry focused expertise.

    Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, Data, Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity, London

  • Their knowledge of employment data protection issues is really helpful when dealing with quite nuanced and complex matters. They are good at cutting through lots of noise and coming out with salient points.

    Chambers UK 2023 Edition, UK-wide Data Protection & Information Law, UK-wide

  • The team is excellent and knowledgeable.

    Chambers UK 2023 Edition, UK-wide Data Protection & Information Law, UK-wide

  • There is solid partner-level experience with good delegation to more junior members of the team while retaining oversight. The team has a wide range of experience across insurance advisory privacy and data protection.

    Chambers UK 2023 Edition, UK-wide Data Protection & Information Law, UK-wide

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.