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Uber isn’t saying how many Canadians were affected by year-old hack

November 22, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

TORONTO – Privacy advocates are raising alarms at Uber’s reluctance to disclose a year-old security breach that saw hackers steal the personal information of millions of customers around the world. Uber admitted Monday that hackers stole names, email addresses and

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Province’s distracted drivers are on the rise

November 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite the consequences of distracted driving – a $280 fine and four demerit points under Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition program – it continues to be the leading cause of all traffic collisions. Police in Saskatchewan issued a

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Cryptojacking: the latest cyber risk

November 21, 2017 Aleksandra Sagan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker’s workforce, a practice known as “cryptojacking” that is on the rise. Internet sleuths have discovered malicious code on the websites

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Fraudulent e-mail a ‘real big deal’ in cyber risk

November 16, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There is plenty of competition in the cyber insurance market but placing a cyber product suitable for a client “can be a challenge” because different insurers offer different products, the author of a recent report suggested Thursday. International Risk Management

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Judge denies separate housework award in auto injury lawsuit

November 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A claim for interference with homemaking capability “must be scrutinized carefully” in an auto personal injury lawsuit, a British Columbia judge suggested in a recent ruling that cites an earlier Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling. In a ruling released

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MPs debate police resources to detect drug-impaired driving

November 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a promise this past September to provide “up to $161 million” to address drug-impaired driving, a Toronto-area opposition member of parliament claimed recently that Canadian police departments are not able to “manage the increased threat of impaired driving associated

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New Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Underwriter as veteran journalist David Gambrill returns

November 13, 2017 Canadian Underwriter

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Business Media Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gambrill as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Underwriter. “David is an award-winning writer and editor who’s arguably Canada’s most experienced and knowledgeable insurance journalist,”

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Saskatchewan police looking for drivers with suspended licences, non-current plates

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan will be looking for people driving with suspended licences and those driving vehicles that don’t have current plates as part of November’s traffic safety spotlight, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Friday. Provincial police will be helped

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B.C. to designate distracted driving as high-risk behavior under ICBC’s Driver Risk Premium program

November 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Attorney General announced on Monday that it will work to designate distracted driving as a high-risk driving behaviour under the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) Driver Risk Premium program. This means a

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Auto Use

November 1, 2017 Daniel Strigberger Partner; and Andrew Mercer, Associate; Samis + Company

For both auto and non-auto policies, parties sometimes disagree over whether or not property losses or personal injuries are, ultimately, caused by use or operation of a vehicle.

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Peace Hills Insurance partners with DAS Canada on legal expense insurance

November 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Peace Hills Insurance announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with DAS Canada to offer legal expense insurance to homeowner, condo and tenant policyholders. Peace Hills Insurance said in a press release on Wednesday that the new Legal Expense Insurance

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Supreme Court rules against Canadian banks in lawsuit arising from cheque fraud

October 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite a warning from lawyers that banks could be made “insurers against cheque fraud perpetrated by employees on their employers,” the Supreme Court of Canada announced Friday it has ruled against two banks that were sued by a company that