Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 19 Feb 2018
Hiscox sued by UK data watchdog
- 9 February 2018
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has brought a legal case against Hiscox for allegedly breaching data protection laws in a landmark suit that could see the insurer hit with unlimited fines.
Hiscox is charged with offences under Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) relating to a claim from a policyholder made in 2015.
According to the ICO the insurer required the policyholder to make a subject access request (SAR) to the police for details of his criminal...
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