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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

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Mandatory privacy breach notification will ‘probably be in force’ in late 2017: Insurance Telematics Canada speaker

May 2, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A Canada-wide regulation mandating disclosure of privacy breaches might not be in place until late 2017, an official with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada suggested Friday. In June, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act was passed into law.

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Class action filed after privacy breach at one Ontario children’s aid office

April 26, 2016 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – An eastern Ontario children’s aid society is facing a $75 million lawsuit after a cyber attack resulted in a list of client names being stolen and shared on local Facebook groups. At least three dozen people have expressed

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Alberta government confirms that client data may have been compromised by employee

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kathleen Ganley, confirmed on Monday that client data from the province’s Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) may have been compromised by an employee. The MEP collects court-ordered child support, spousal and partner support and