Regulatory compliance has taken the lead as the primary driverof data security in efforts by the insurance industry, according toa survey released by Ernst & Young.

But the New York-based consulting firm found, despite manysecurity worries concerning mobile and Web-based technology andoutside vendor handling of data, few insurers are taking proactivesteps.

However, the firm said state and government regulations and theconsequences of not complying with them have made security ofinformation a boardroom issue.

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