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How common are “snooping” privacy breaches?

April 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

When it comes to privacy breaches in the healthcare sector, “snooping” is definitely a concern. Snooping, or unauthorized access, breaches occur when an employee (such as a hospital worker) has access to identifiable information and abuses their authority to look

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The downside risk of machine learning

April 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Machine learning and artificial intelligence can create liability risk if it makes decisions that would be inappropriate or even illegal if a real person made them, a risk expert warns. “If you train an algorithm with data that has underlying

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Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

April 5, 2019 Mike Corder - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups

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Early numbers from privacy commissioners on mandatory breach reporting

April 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

The federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has already seen a four-to-five times increase in the number of breaches reported to its office since the mandatory breach notification requirements came into effect last November. On Nov. 1,

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesRisk

Over half of Ontario cannabis store openings delayed

April 3, 2019 Shawn Jeffords and Armina Ligaya - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Customers lined up at Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores on Monday, but fewer than half of the province’s government-licensed outlets were ready to open. The Progressive Conservative government had planned to have 25 private stores launch on April 1, but

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Risk Jockey

April 2, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How does a radio guy become a leading Canadian risk manager? Steve Pottle, who serves on the global board of RIMS, says it all began
with Y2K…

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Four tips for hosting a successful networking event

April 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Many professionals are intrigued by the idea of hosting their own networking event, and insurance professionals are no exception. “After all, there are clear professional benefits to becoming known as a connector, and if you’re an introvert, you can create

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Manitoba’s flood fears ease a bit with dry weather

March 27, 2019 Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – Dry weather and a slow melt so far have somewhat eased the flood potential in Manitoba, although it will be a few more weeks until the threat passes. The provincial government says with average to unfavourable weather, the

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How sports hazing and abuse affects insurers

March 26, 2019 by Jason Contant

There seems to be no shortage of hazing and abuse incidents in the news lately. Earlier this month, a Miami University student was allegedly hit “with a paddle with spikes and grooves,” forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and

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How $15-billion Quebec class-action award affected this company

March 26, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL –  Rothmans, Benson & Hedges has become the third tobacco company to receive a temporary reprieve from compensating 100,000 Quebec smokers after securing creditor protection in an Ontario court on Friday. Imperial Tobacco Canada and JTI-Macdonald Corp. were both

News Professional Development

Why likeability is not the most important selling point

March 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are you worried that you won’t be able to get the sale if your client doesn’t like you? No need to worry! A recent analysis of 450,000 salespeople found that among elite salespeople – those in the 95-100 percentile –

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How privacy breach lawsuit could get more expensive for Equifax

March 25, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Equifax may have to defend itself against separate privacy class action lawsuits in at least two Canadian provinces as a result of a cyber breach in 2017. A cyber insurance claim can be triggered when a client is subject to