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The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group launches new policy to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong”

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lindsay, Ont.-based The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group, a home and auto insurance company, announced on Monday the launch of a new policy designed to protect clients against “home sharing rentals gone wrong” on popular sites like Airbnb, FlipKey and HomeAway.

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Foreign cyberthreat to Canadian elections increasing, spy agency warns

June 21, 2017 Lee Berthiaume and Mike Blanchfield - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s electronic spy agency issued a stark warning Friday that online attempts to influence or undermine the country’s electoral process are on the increase – and steps must be taken to counter the efforts. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia

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Report into Fort McMurray wildfire cites communications breakdown in early days

June 9, 2017 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – A report into the Fort McMurray wildfire cites critical communications breakdowns as the fire swept into the municipality and forced thousands to flee. Independent consultants that produced the report for the province noted that in the early days

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Need for more collaboration between municipalities one lesson learned from Fort McMurray wildfire, CIFF conference hears

May 26, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The need for more collaboration between various municipalities and the consequences of poor land use policies were just two lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire, a speaker said on Wednesday at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). Michael Brisebois,

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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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Workplaces should consider the value of staff reporting, observation in combating potential terrorism, violence

April 25, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – The value of staff monitoring and reporting to identify behaviours that may seem linked to the risk of terrorism and workplace violence should not be underestimated, Harry Rhulen, chief executive officer of Firestorm, suggested Tuesday during an educational

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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ICBC examines anti-distracted driving technology

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on BC Bid for market research and technology aimed at reducing distracted driving. The posting of the RFI, as part of ICBC and the government of

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ICBC, B.C. government and police unite for enforcement crackdown on distracted driving

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), the provincial government and police across B.C. are joining forces in March to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. “Despite tougher penalties and increased education, distracted driving still contributes

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Fraud vigilance increasing among polled Canadians: Equifax Canada

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Surveyed Canadians are becoming more vigilant about guarding against fraud, with the lion’s share of respondents taking measures to protect their personal information and three in 10 seeking help to ensure they are alerted should a fraud be under way.

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Most Canadian IT professionals report some security solutions “outdated and inadequate”: study

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Most IT professionals in Canada (73%) feel strongly that some of their security solutions are outdated and inadequate, according to the Canadian results of a global study released last week. The Need for a New IT Security Architecture: Global Study

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Emerging technologies still discussed more than deployed by U.S. insurers, but balance is shifting: Novarica

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While “hot” topic areas like social media, mobile, analytics, big data, cloud, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) are still discussed more than they are deployed in most cases in the insurance industry in the United States, the balance is