Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 19 Feb 2018

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Hiscox sued by UK data watchdog

  • John Hewitt Jones 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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