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Cyber Class Action Exposure in Canada

Dominic Clarke
May 2019 Blaney McMurty LLP, Ontario

While there is growing acceptance within the Canadian insurance market of the need for cyber-insurance, knowledge and understanding of third party risks remain limited. This article reviews relevant decisions to date and discusses causes of action and associated hurdles, as well as the increased importance of “nominal damages” in the context of data/privacy breach class actions.

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