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Insurer found vicariously liable for adjuster selling client information

August 26, 2022 by David Gambrill

B.C.’s public auto insurer has been held vicariously liable for a privacy breach, in which one of its claims adjusters sold client information to a third party that ultimately led to arson and shooting attacks. “Between April 2011 and January

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At least 37,800 people affected by cyberattack last year on N.L. healthcare system

July 22, 2022 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – About 37,800 people in Newfoundland and Labrador have been sent privacy breach notices stemming from a cyberattack last year on the province’s healthcare system, a spokesperson with the Eastern Health authority said Thursday. The letters were

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How the court bolstered an insurer’s exclusion for privacy breach

July 8, 2022 by David Gambrill

Acting recklessly in breaching the confidential medical files of patients effectively falls within a hospital insurer’s commercial policy exclusion for committing an ‘intentional act,’ Ontario’s top court has ruled. The Ontario Court of Appeal found a hospital insurer, the Healthcare

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Lost binder exposes personal information of thousands

November 8, 2019 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s health department is apologizing for a privacy breach after a binder containing the personal information of 3,300 went missing almost two years ago. The department says it learned this October that a binder

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Early numbers from privacy commissioners on mandatory breach reporting

April 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

The federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has already seen a four-to-five times increase in the number of breaches reported to its office since the mandatory breach notification requirements came into effect last November. On Nov. 1,

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Broker fined after leaving agency with his own book of business

May 8, 2018 by David Gambrill

A B.C. broker who believed he was leaving one agency for another with his own book of business received a $2,500 fine for a privacy breach when he took a spreadsheet of his clients’ information with him. Before joining his

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Allied World board members concerned in 2016 with ‘protracted negotiations’ with un-named prospective buyer: SEC filing

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Six months before announcing its proposed acquisition by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., commercial insurer Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG received an offer letter from an un-named prospective buyer for $48 a share, recently-released documents indicate. Fairfax and Zug,

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Combined ratio up 3.1 points for Allied World

May 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG, which is expected to have a new Canadian corporate parent, recently reported a 3.1-point deterioration, year over year, in its first-quarter combined ratio, nearly a month after Cyclone Debbie hit the north shore of

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Drone operators risk lawsuits, criminal charges for privacy breaches: OIAA speaker

February 1, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The new tort of intrusion upon seclusion is “a big deal for drone operators,” and experts on operating drones will be “key to helping a court” determine the standard of care in negligence lawsuits, a lawyer suggested at a recent

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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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Two customers spearhead class action lawsuit against casino over hacking of private data

November 15, 2016 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two gamblers who allege their privacy was breached are spearheading a proposed class action against an Ontario casino whose databases were hacked. In a notice of action, they also alleged Monday that Casino Rama, north of Toronto, unjustly

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance notifies customers of a privacy breach

August 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has notified customers of a privacy breach by an employee at an independent motor licence issuing office in Vonda, Sask. SGI, Saskatchewan’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, said in a press release on Friday that their investigation