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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?

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Federal rail safety bill would set ‘strict criteria’ on how locomotive voice and video recorder data could be used: Garneau

June 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s transport minister says federal legislation mandating locomotive voice and video recorders would, if passed into law, give the rail industry “opportunities to mitigate risks” but an opposition MP recently warned such a law could violate employees right to privacy.

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Loader truck operator who tested positive for cocaine not fired due to addiction: Supreme Court of Canada

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A coal mining company that fired an employee who tested positive for cocaine after an accident did not violate the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a divided decision released Thursday. Court records indicate that

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Generali Global Assistance launches identity protection platform in Canada

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Generali Global Assistance (GGA), part of the Generali Group, announced on Tuesday that its proprietary identity protection platform is now available for the Canadian marketplace. The offering provides an integrated approach to the four pillars of identity protection: prevention, monitoring,

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73% of U.S. businesses believe their organizations are highly protected from cyber threats, but “low cyber IQ” remains: Willis Towers Watson

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of businesses in the United States believe that their organizations are highly protected from attempts by outsiders to gain access to their systems and data, but “low cyber IQ” among employees poses a threat, according to a

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Innovation-based disruption in personal lines insurance will drive new business models: Conning

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Technology-focused investments are pushing business model changes across industries, and insurance is not immune to these pressures, a new study by global investment management firm Conning suggested. Released on Wednesday, the study examines the changes that are underway in personal

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Modernization of payment systems long overdue amid rapid changes: Bank of Canada official

May 26, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The country’s payments infrastructure is long overdue for an update to ensure financial system stability amid the rapid advance of new technologies and the risks that accompany them, a senior Bank of Canada official said Thursday. Deputy bank governor Sylvain

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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.