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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to fund project on connected cars code of practice

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will soon be funding an arms-length project to develop a code of practice for connected cars, weighing a balance between information flow and privacy protection. “The benefits available to Canadians through the

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Alberta privacy commissioner cannot compel production of records subject to solicitor-client privilege: Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A constructive dismissal lawsuit, against the University of Calgary, has led to a ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada that Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not require a public body turn over records –

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Litigation privilege ‘can be asserted’ against administrative investigators, Supreme Court of Canada finds in ruling in favour of Aviva

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An insurer in Quebec can assert litigation privilege when the province’s self-regulating body for agents, brokers and claims adjusters demands a copy of an entire file on a claim, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a ruling released this

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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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Supreme Court of Canada rules banks not prohibited by PIPEDA from disclosing mortgage statements to creditors trying to seize property

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A bank holding a mortgage on property that a creditor is attempting to seize from the property owner is not precluded, by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, from disclosing the mortgage discharge statement to the creditor, the

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Filling the Breach

November 6, 2016 Eduard Goodman, Chief Privacy Officer, IDT911

Insurers in Canada need to prepare for the new federal breach notification law, the back-end details of which could be ready within the next 12 months. Although the rule-making phase is not yet complete, a big change in direction is not anticipated, with the information provided to date likely offering a solid blueprint for the final rules.