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How landmark voyeurism ruling impacts insurers

February 22, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client is sued for breach of privacy, the judge could look to last week’s voyeurism ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada for guidance, a privacy lawyer suggests. In R. v. Jarvis, released Feb. 14, the Supreme Court

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This province lacks ‘reasonable’ cyber security: privacy commissioner

January 15, 2019 Keith Doucette - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – A pair of reports slam the Nova Scotia government for failing to protect personal information, saying the risk management around its freedom-of-information website was inadequate and a privacy breach last year was preventable. In his report released Tuesday

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Not all Ontario schools follow this cyber security rule

December 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Some former school board employees can still look at children’s records – including address and date of birth – over the Internet because their access to this system has not been revoked, the Auditor General of Ontario suggested in a

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Why cyber can be a hard sell for brokers

September 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Data breaches are all over the news, but convincing some corporate clients to spend in the neighbourhood of $1,000 a year for insurance coverage can be an uphill battle. Some cyber insurance products cost around $100 a year, but those

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Regulator reveals reason for electronic pink slips delay

August 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Police concerns about drivers’ mobile phone privacy rights are a major stumbling block in the introduction of electronic proof of insurance in various parts of the country, provincial financial and insurance regulators have told Canadian Underwriter. Canadian Underwriter recently contacted a

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Canadian tech firm flags effect of EU’s new privacy law

August 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

New privacy rights for Europeans have changed the way a Canadian multinational business software provider looks at its liability risk. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect May 25 and makes it mandatory for companies to disclose data

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How the privacy commissioner aligned with mutuals on Bill C-74

May 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian privacy law as it currently stands may not be enough to protect Canadians if banks are allowed to disclose their customer data to fintechs, Canada’s privacy commissioner told the Canadian Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Wednesday. “Financial

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New MGA promises to “redefine” cyber risk business in Canadian P&C market

May 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Boxx Insurance, a new managing general agent (MGA) based in Toronto, has launched its flagship product Cyberboxx to help customers comply with the new data privacy legislation expected to become law in November. Federal mandatory data breach regulations will take

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Data-harvesting firms are exploiting gaps in Canadian law, MPs hear

May 10, 2018 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Lawmakers delving into the Facebook data scandal are hearing experts call for substantial regulatory upgrades to protect the privacy of Canadians – as well as warn of democratic and economic risks posed by foreign companies motivated by “surveillance

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Who are the ‘right people’ to respond to cyber incidents?

April 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Properly-trained employees are critical to managing cyber risk, especially with the nation-wide breach reporting law taking effect this fall, brokers and risk consultants told insurance professionals at a recent conference. On November 1, several new sections – including one mandating

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Insurer must defend hospital nurse sued for breach of privacy: Court

April 3, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Aviva Canada has a duty to defend a nurse who is being sued for privacy breach by a patient whose medical records were accessed in a Simcoe, Ontario hospital, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled in a decision released

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New data requirements will make cyber coverage mandatory

March 12, 2018 Heather Sanderson

Enacted by the European Parliament to simplify business rules for companies operating in the EU market and to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect May 25, 2018. When it comes