Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
privacy

News Insurance

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

News Insurance

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

News ClaimsClaims CanadaLegal

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

News LegalRiskTechnology

Canadian government named in class-action privacy breach lawsuit

September 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The federal government is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit over data breaches earlier this year affecting thousands of users of online service users. Criminals were able to get the user names and passwords of 9,041 users of GCKey, the federal

News Insurance

Personal info of kids with disabilities accidentally shared: Manitoba government

August 28, 2020 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says human error resulted in the personal information of 9,000 children with disabilities being unintentionally shared. The province says the breach occurred on Wednesday when staff from Children’s Disability Services sent an email intended for

News ClaimsEmploymentInsuranceLegislation / RegulationRisk

Privacy commissioners reveal how egregious employee snooping has become

February 25, 2020 by Jason Contant

Cases of egregious employee “snooping” in Alberta have exploded to the point where some affected individuals won’t even seek health treatment within their communities anymore, the province’s privacy commissioner said at a conference Friday. Jill Clayton, Alberta’s information and privacy

News RiskTechnology

Watchdogs to probe use of facial recognition technology

February 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The federal privacy watchdog and three of his provincial counterparts will jointly investigate Canadian use of facial-recognition technology supplied by U.S. firm Clearview AI. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien says he will be joined in the probe by ombudsmen

Feature Technology

Who do you trust?

February 1, 2020 David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

A client’s personal information is gold to the P&C industry, which relies on data collection and analysis to make a profit. A report on how brokers and insurers are working together to safeguard the industry’s hot new currency — data.

News InsuranceRisk

Privacy czar finds gaps in federal party policies on personal information

December 16, 2019 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The privacy policies of all the major federal political parties failed to ensure people gave valid consent to the collection and use of their personal information, concluded an analysis by the federal privacy commissioner. The policies also fell

News LegalRiskTechnology

Scheer promises to create ‘Canada Cyber Safe’ certification for digital

September 9, 2019 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer is trying to reassure Canadians that if elected, his government would better protect their personal information following recent high-profile security breaches at major corporations that compromised the data of millions of Canadians. A

News Insurance

Privacy class-action lawsuit against insurer over credit scores could settle

August 9, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A privacy class-action lawsuit against The Personal Insurance Company could be settled for about $2.2 million, the plaintiffs’ law firm said Friday. In 2018, Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation filed the lawsuit in Federal Court on behalf of auto claimants with

News InsuranceRiskTechnology

The real reason for spike in cyber claims

June 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The number of reported cyber claims has jumped significantly, but it’s not because of the major breaches you’ve been reading in the headlines. Small to mid-sized organizations are at greater risk of cyber losses than large organizations, A.M. Best Company