Legal Risks in E-Commerce - What Your Insurance Doesn't Cover

Strategies for Limiting Exposure, Minimizing Risk, and Avoiding Liability

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, February 15, 2007

Course Materials


Companies depend on the Internet and computer-related technologies for e-commerce and general operations. Yet, most lack adequate insurance protection in the event of a technology-related disaster.

The increased dependence on electronic data and computer networks and the use of online tools, such as blogs and instant messaging, also heighten companies’ liability exposure.

The new risks and liabilities for companies involve privacy issues, brand reputation, content in ads and on websites, among others. Regular reports of privacy breaches and computer viruses and worms require that companies plan for the risks inherent using the Internet and the relying on computer networks to keep operations running.

Listen as our panel of insurance and technology law experts examine the legal risks related to e-commerce and technology, the problems associated with relying upon traditional insurance coverage, and offer strategies to minimize risk and avoid liability.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the most crucial legal risks for companies using e-commerce, the Internet and other electronic technologies in their operations?
  • How does traditional insurance fall short in providing coverage of risks in the business use of online and computer network technologies?
  • What are the best practices for limiting liability exposures and crafting effective coverage for business technology risks?


Joshua Gold
Joshua Gold
Anderson Kill & Olick

He has extensive experience in insurance coverage analysis, consulting and litigation, with an emphasis on online and...  |  Read More

John Kane
John Kane
Lord, Bissell & Brook

He practices in the firms's litigation department. He focuses on commercial litigation, including complex business and...  |  Read More

Nicholas Economidis
Nicholas Economidis
Vice President
AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions

He is an underwriting specialist in technology and eCommerce risk issues and has devoted almost 10 years to...  |  Read More