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How to explore the forgotten realm of personal cyber coverage

October 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Trying to think of a new way to broach that cyber insurance discussion with your clients? Why not highlight identity theft and fraud coverage for your personal lines clients, suggests a new research paper from the Insurance Institute of Canada.

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Cyber risk concerns behind this consumer protection law

December 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Identity theft risk increases when banks release customer information to government agencies doing research, an Ontario politician suggests. “The more information flows around, the more likely there is to be a hacking. It’s just like the more you are driving

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A new way to manage identity theft risk

May 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A law intended to reduce the risk of identity theft, which is covered under some home insurance policies, is one step closer to reality in Ontario. Bill 8, the Access to Consumer Credit Reports and Elevator Availability Act, passed third

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Aviva Canada beefs up identity theft offering to protect customers

October 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada is marking the beginning of Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) with the announcement that it is introducing enhancements to its identity theft coverage at no additional cost to existing customers. The coverage features widespread financial protection if a

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Nearly two billion data records compromised in first half of 2017: report

September 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 900 data breaches led to nearly two billion records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017, digital security company Gemalto said in a new report. In the first six months of this year, 918 data breaches

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U.S. data breaches increased at record pace during first half of 2017

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of data breaches in the United States tracked through June 30 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers release by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout, a provider of identity protection solutions.

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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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Canadians believe businesses working to protect personal information, but cybersecurity concerns linger: fraud survey

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a sharp drop in the number of Canadians expressing concern about identity theft this year compared to last year, and Canadian businesses are working to protect personal information of customers, a new survey conducted for the Chartered Professional

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U.S. consumers excited about “connected living,” but concerned about identity theft, cyberattacks and privacy issues: study

January 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While consumers in the United States are excited by the progression toward “connected living,” they are also concerned about identity theft, cyberattacks and privacy issues, according to a new report from Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions.