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Long Arm of the Law

July 1, 2018 Ian Phillpot, Vice President, Box Canada

How to protect your clients from running afoul of the European Union’s privacy breach law.

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Data breach defendant must hand over computer forensics reports: court

June 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario casino facing a class-action lawsuit over a data breach has lost its bid to prevent plaintiffs from getting their hands on part of a computer forensics investigation report. The casino claimed the report was protected by litigation privilege

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Paid This is how savvy commercial underwriters are getting ahead of the competition

June 25, 2018 Opta Information Intelligence

In a fiercely competitive and increasingly challenging commercial lines marketplace, Opta Information Intelligence’s Commercial Perils Solution can now display an unparalleled scope of risk related insight to a particular piece of business. Allowing savvy underwriters to better manage their existing

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Your clients may be aware of voice-activated tech, but are they buying it?

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadians’ awareness of voice-controlled, connected home devices such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is growing, but consumer interest in acquiring such a device is not keeping pace, a new study shows. Canada’s Internet Factbook 2018, released on June 20

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The thinking behind BFL’s ‘turnkey solution’ for cyber clients

June 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers looking to sell cyber insurance to commercial clients should be looking to partner with non-insurance firms specializing in security and risk assessment, one Quebec-based broker advises. “Brokers need to look at not just selling insurance but partnering, and how

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Former Zurich Canada CEO elected to claims software vendor board

June 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Robert Landry, a former president and CEO of Zurich Insurance Company’s Canadian branch, was elected Thursday to the board of directors of Symbility Solutions Inc., a claims software maker. Calgary-based Symbility held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday. The vendor’s products

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Human driver distracted before fatal autonomous Uber crash

June 22, 2018 Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX – The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday

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“Hey Broker, I need a quote.” Voice technology for brokerages arrives.

June 21, 2018 by Jason Contant

Alexa, ask Excalibur Insurance for a car insurance quote. That possibility is just around the corner, as Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company announced Thursday that it had opened an Innovation Outpost lab in Kitchener, Ont. that will connect customers with brokers

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Intact reports ‘world of difference’ with telematics

June 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Hard numbers showing the impact of telematics remain elusive, but Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer says the technology does separate the good risks from the bad. Telematics is a vehicle diagnosis technology that collects data such as distance travelled,

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How a $3-million brokerage increased its premium volume by 2,133% in five years

June 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fear of technology is preventing many brokerages from reaching their strategic objectives, a digital broker said last week at Gore Mutual’s Fast Forward event in Toronto. And it’s a myth, he added, that only large companies can afford to use

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Why this broker takes exception to usage-based auto insurance app

June 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Usage-based insurance has raised the profile of insurers on consumers’ electronic devices, and this could be bad news for some brokers. Several auto insurers are using UBI to offer discounts based on data gather from telematics. That technology lets insurers

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Is the slow pace of regulatory change putting the industry at risk?

June 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

The insurance industry is at risk if regulators don’t recognize that consumer expectations are changing and allow consumers the choice of receiving their policy documents electronically, the president and chief executive officer of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations