Zurich seeking immunity from covering Sony over breach – SC Magazine US

Zurich seeking immunity from covering Sony over breach – SC Magazine US.

Zurich American Insurance, Sony’s general liability insurance carrier, is contesting any obligation for costs related to the 58 class-action lawsuits against Sony related to the 100 million user breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network.

Zurich argues that it is not liable to indemnify Sony for these costs because its policy with the company only covers claims for bodily injury, property damage or personal and advertising injury. Sony’s policy contains “certain exclusions” related to “class-action complaints and miscellaneous claims,” according to the complaint, filed Wednesday.

Maybe this is why companies like Sony do not seem to address their information security responsibilities.