New Mandatory Data Breach Law: Get Protected with Cyber Insurance

Posted by Lynne Godfroy on Aug 15, 2018 4:39:11 PM

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What does the new federal mandatory data breach notification law mean for your small business?

The new law, The Digital Privacy Act, went into effect on Nov 1, 2018, and applies to all businesses that hold identifying information of employees, customers, members, or vendors. In the case of a breach, business owners are required to notify the affected individuals as well as the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. It’s easy to think that these risks and responsibilities only apply to large businesses, but in fact ‘personal information’ can include something as small as an email address as well as credit card details. As the skills of hackers have grown, it’s become an important part of business management to understand and mitigate the risks in the digital world, no matter the size of the company.

Research shows that roughly 30% of small businesses have been targeted by hackers because their online security is often not as robust as that of a large corporation.  Apart from reputational damage, which can ruin small businesses, there can be significant costs associated with fixing the breach after legal bills are paid, IT professionals hired, and staff time accounted for as they divert from their normal duties to attend to the crisis.

What can a small business owner do to protect his/her business from cyber hackers? Front Row Insurance Brokers provides cheap online cyber insurance coverage that protects against hacking, theft, fraud, business interruption, and legal, technical, or forensic services. Hackinsure starts from only $300 annually and takes about 5 minutes to get your policy. https://hackinsure.frontrowinsurance.com.

Front Row has also put together a number of helpful tips for small business owners to help limit the risk of a cyber attack.  Check out the blog post at https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/articles/topic/cyber-insurance for ideas that should be applied by all employees.

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Drivers in British Columbia Need ICBC Breach Insurance

Posted by David Hamilton on Oct 12, 2016 5:19:23 PM

Did you know that in the Province of British Columbia, your ICBC third party liability insurance may be voided?

If you are an at-fault driver, charged and convicted of a “Specified Driving Offence” your third party liability may be voided by your Auto Insurance Provider.

If you are at-fault for an accident and your liability insurance is voided, can you afford to pay the medical bills of the injured person?

Protect Your Assets’ Driver’s Protection Policy underwritten by the Echelon Insurance Company of Canada is available to protect you and your assets if you are involved in an at fault accident. Limits of $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 are available.

The P.Y.A. Driver’s Asset Protection Policy provides a legal defence cost benefit of $50,000 to enable you to immediately hire a lawyer to fight the charge.

 How to purchase this policy:

ICBC Breach InsuranceTo be eligible for the “Protect Your Assets” policy you must be 25 years of age or older, have a valid Driver’s License, not have had any suspended or cancelled drivers licenses in the past 5 years, and are 5 years’ free of any convictions for any of the specified driving offences covered under this policy. The Protect Your Assets policy can be purchased online in a few minutes and there is no need to talk to a broker. Click here to get a quote in one minute and receive a policy in 5 minutes:

 https://agents.pyacanada.com/Account/Login?aaa=2018 .  

The cost is approximately 53 cents a day for a $1,000,000  limit or 58 cents a day for a $2,000,000  limit. 

What Specified Driving Offences are covered?

PYA clearly demonstrates 11 major gaps in ICBC’s coverage that are  automatically covered by all other auto Insurers throughout North America:

Breach Offense

ICBC Covers?

Private Insurers Outside BC cover?

1. Towing an unlicensed and/or unregistered trailer        

No

Yes

2. Impaired, alcohol or drugs*                                        

No

Yes

3. Death by impaired, alcohol or drugs   *

No

Yes

4. Bodily harm by impaired, alcohol or drugs*               

No

Yes

5. Impaired, no minimum BAC**                                              

No

Yes

6. Dangerous Driving

No

Yes

7. Bodily harm by criminal negligence                           

No

Yes

8. Death by criminal negligence                                      

No

Yes

9. Failure to stop at scene                                                           

No

Yes

10. Convicted of impaired, over .08                                             

No

Yes

11. Failure to provide breath or blood sample                  

No

Yes

            *    includes legal drugs

          **    Blood Alcohol Content

 

To offset the gaps, PYA covers all 11 Breach Offenses up to the chosen limit of $1,000,000  or $2,000,000.  In addition, you know that PYA also covers $50,000  in Defense Coverage for no additional cost.

This will also be of interest to directors, producers and crew who reside off-shore but who work in BC.

 

Tags: P.Y.A. Driver’s Asset Protection Policy, ICBC, BC Auto insurance, ICBC breach, BREACH INSURANCE

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