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Where you will find your next commercial cyber clients

January 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Cyber insurance is evolving into the non-privacy space, with insurers moving more into business interruption coverage, Catherine Evans, vice president of Marsh Canada,  told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “Insurers are pushing more into the areas where it’s really more of an

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When security goes too far

January 29, 2018 The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – A Nova Scotia judge says it’s not the court’s place to enforce good manners, in ruling on a case that pitted a homeowner’s interests in monitoring her property against her neighbour’s privacy concerns. Provincial court Judge Peter

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First Canadian insurance regulator approves electronic pink slips

January 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Office of the Superintendent of Insurance of Nova Scotia has become the first regulator in Canada to permit electronic proof of auto insurance (EPAI). Earlier this month, the provincial superintendent of insurance, William Ngu, released a bulletin outlining the

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Why consumers may be snubbing telematics

January 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Privacy and security concerns may be contributing to a lower-than-expected uptake of telematics programs, Andrew Lo, the president and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., said on Monday. Also, there seems to be some confusion among consumers about the data insurers are

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Uber privacy breach could affect 815,000 Canadians

December 12, 2017 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. The disclosure came the same day the federal privacy commissioner said it had

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Working from home? Careful with your client information

December 1, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Brokers need to be mindful of how they protect their clients’ information in the digital age, particularly when they transfer information to and from their office to work remotely from home. “We recognize that the digital era is upon us,

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BHSI unveils new offering, follow form for U.S. and Canadian contractors

November 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Boston-based Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced the availability of a single excess policy that sits atop multiple first- and third-party insurance policies for contractors in the United States and Canada. The new policy provides excess follow form protection

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Yahoo triples data breach numbers to 3 billion accounts affected in 2013

October 4, 2017 Matt O’Brien - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON – Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year. The company announced Tuesday that

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100,000 Canadians may have been affected by data breach: Equifax Canada

September 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Equifax Canada is reporting that the personal information of approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers may have been affected by the credit monitoring company’s recent data breach. “While our investigation is ongoing and this information may change, at this point, we believe

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Equifax to update Canadians this week, still mum on number impacted by hack

September 18, 2017 Armina Ligaya - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Equifax Canada said Monday it plans to provide an update this week on the impact of its massive data breach it, but would not say how many individuals north of the border may have had their personal information

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Equifax faces growing scrutiny as CAA says 10,000 may be impacted

September 15, 2017 Armina Ligaya and David Hodges - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Equifax Canada is facing intensifying calls for transparency on its massive cyberhack as the Canadian Automobile Association informs thousands of its members that their data may have been compromised and frustrated consumers ask questions about why they’re being

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Charting the Course

September 13, 2017 Fred Eslami, Senior Financial Analyst, A.M. Best Company

Cyber insurance seems like it is poised to go it alone. Growth of the line — currently in the United States and perhaps in future in Canada — is taking shape as a stand-alone offering. What are the benefits of such a move?