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McDonald’s Canada says info of 95,000 job applicants compromised

April 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada says the jobs section of its website has been hacked, compromising the personal information of about 95,000 applicants over the last three years. The company said Friday the accessed information included names, addresses, phone numbers, employment

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Mandatory breach notification in Canada has ‘potential to effectively cause’ class-action lawsuits: PCUC speaker

November 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Impending changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPEDA) could “effectively cause more class-action” lawsuits down the road because companies will be required to report information security breaches that pose “a real risk of significant harm,” a lawyer

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Privacy class-action lawsuit in Ontario ‘settled on incredibly favourable terms’ to Home Depot: PCUC luncheon speaker

November 24, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How companies respond to data breaches in which criminals obtain sensitive customer data is “hugely important” in reducing the risk of a class-action lawsuit, a lawyer suggested Wednesday to insurance professionals. At the November luncheon of the Property Casualty Underwriters

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Lawyer warns of privacy breach damages to victims who are a ‘little bit annoyed’

November 23, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rise of class action lawsuits alleging privacy breaches is raising the question of whether a corporation can be held vicariously liable when employees cause privacy violations to plaintiffs who do not actually prove they were harmed, a lawyer warned

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Some increased risks developing in surety space, but these can be managed: panel

November 14, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The outlook for surety in Canada is healthy, but a number of developments are introducing increased risk that need to be taken into account and properly managed, speakers suggested during the Toronto Risk and Insurance Education Forum last week in

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Organizations must focus more on people, not just technology, to combat privacy breaches: lawyer

October 26, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The people component of privacy breaches is critically important, demanding greater focus going forward in light of an environment where both related individual and class actions are on the rise, Patrick Hawkins, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP suggested