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Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

June 15, 2022 Lee Berthiaume - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The company overseeing the federal government’s $900-million settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform is admitting to more privacy breaches, despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem. Epiq Class Action Services Canada confirmed

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Tory critic asks privacy commissioner to investigate hack of Freedom Convoy fundraising site

March 9, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Conservative critic for ethics and accountable government says he has asked the privacy commissioner to investigate the hacking of a crowdfunding platform that raised money for convoy protests and blockades.   Tory MP James Bezan says the

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Smart devices can now read your mood and mind, leading to a new set of concerns about technology and consent

January 20, 2022 The Canadian Press

Francesco Biondi, Associate Professor, Human Systems Labs, University of Windsor – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the

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Private Lives: How to ensure discretion for your HNW clients’ claims

November 23, 2021 Brooke Smith

Privacy is an essential part of insurance and for high net worth (HNW) clients, it’s even more important to be discreet — particularly if they have insurance claims. “For a HNW client, [any kind of loss] resulting in a claim

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Quebec’s AMF explores implications of autonomous vehicles

November 11, 2021 Philip Porado

Self-driving vehicles will change the auto liability landscape across Canada and raise data privacy concerns, said an issues paper from Quebec’s financial services regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). The paper identifies five levels within the connected and autonomous

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Insurers hope privacy legislation reboot will bring harmony

November 3, 2021 Philip Porado

Canada’s existing privacy regulations – including federal law and province-specific legislation in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta – can’t keep up with changing technology and are due for an update, said panellists at an Insurance Bureau of Canada regulatory affairs

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Eyes in the sky: coverage for drone usage

September 21, 2021 Brooke Smith

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — known commonly as drones — were originally a tool solely for the military. Now they’re used regularly for civilian purposes such as photography, monitoring traffic and fighting fires, said Janarthan Sivarajah, senior new business manager,

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Etiquette for asking if your employees are vaccinated

April 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Asking your workers whether or not they got their COVID-19 vaccine shot is not necessarily a good idea. “If you are going to require employees to disclose their vaccination status, you need to consider the nature of the workplace,” said

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Cyberattack may have exposed 500,000 files: Saskatchewan privacy commissioner

January 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

REGINA – A report from Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner says more than 500,000 files with personal information could have been exposed in a ransomware attack on the province’s electronic health information network. The office started an investigation into the December 2019

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Former Quebec premier suing government for $1M for privacy violation

October 15, 2020 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Former premier Jean Charest is suing the Quebec government for violation of his privacy in connection with an investigation by the province’s anti-corruption unit. The lawsuit filed Friday in Montreal seeks $1 million in punitive damages and $50,000

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COVID-19 pandemic accelerating digital privacy risks, federal watchdog warns

October 8, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The federal privacy czar says the COVID-19 pandemic is underscoring weaknesses in the law that place the personal information of Canadians at risk. In his annual report presented to Parliament today, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien warns the pandemic

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Appeal judge: Is the lack of a privacy-breach tort in this province ‘anachronistic’?

September 14, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s courts need to take a close look at the question of whether the province has a tort for breach of privacy, an appeal court judge suggested in a recent decision arising from a data breach at a Vancouver-based