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Coalition Adds California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) Endorsement to Coverage for Small and Midsize Businesses

The Cyber Insurer is one of the First to Cover Security Failure, Data Breach, and Non-Compliance as it relates to CCPA

SAN FRANCISCO -- December 4, 2019 -- Coalition, the leading cyber insurer for small and midsize businesses, today announced a new endorsement that broadens its coverage to protect against additional violations brought under California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Coalition is leading the market by proactively offering this full-spectrum coverage to help businesses comply with regulations, protect against alleged violations, and pay resulting expenses and penalties.

“Like GDPR, the CCPA doesn’t just affect businesses in the region where the law is passed, but has the potential to impact any business serving customers in California, no matter where they are based,” said Joshua Motta, co-founder and CEO of Coalition. “The law’s regulations are complex, and businesses across the country must be ready to comply with all of its intricacies. This is a huge exposure that many cyber insurance policies miss and could cost businesses significantly if they don’t adhere to it.”

The CCPA was passed to enhance consumer privacy rights and data protection for residents of California. The law provides California residents with insight and control over how businesses handle their personal data, though many businesses are unprepared to comply. Businesses are already expected to take a hit financially on CCPA compliance alone, with estimates showing the new privacy law could cost companies a total of up to $55 billion in initial compliance costs.

The ramifications of CCPA are widespread and can cause irreparable damage to small or midsize businesses. Companies have 30 days to comply with notifications of a violation, with fines of up to $7,500 per record or individual impacted. When you consider the tremendous number of individuals affected in recent breaches, the actual fine increases very quickly. While Coalition’s policy always shouldered that burden by responding with broad coverage for any resulting costs and liability arising from a data breach or security failure, this new endorsement includes coverage for the alleged failure to comply with certain aspects of the CCPA.

“The introduction of this law further signifies the arrival of GDPR-like regulations in the US,” added Motta. “This is becoming the global privacy standard, and the impacts of these laws will continue to spread.” Coalition was also the first cyber insurer to provide protection against GDPR violations. With Coalition, any small or midsize business can protect themselves against cyber risk with comprehensive insurance coverage, advanced cybersecurity tools, and access to a team of experts to assist with compliance, cybersecurity, and response to cyber incidents.

About Coalition

Coalition, the fastest-growing provider of cyber insurance in the United States, combines comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Backed by A+/A rated insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Lloyd’s of London, and Argo Group, Coalition provides companies with up to $15 million of cyber and technology insurance coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Coalition’s cyber risk management platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Coalition is headquartered in San Francisco.

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