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WestJet pilots union drive takes flight again

WestJet pilots union drive takes flight again | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
After laying the groundwork for a year, the Air Line Pilots Association has officially launched its drive to unionize WestJet's pilots, following a failed attempt by another association in 2015.
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Cyber market growth: How should brokers respond?

Cyber market growth: How should brokers respond? | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
With the global cyber market surging, how should brokers prepare for the demand?
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Nearly one million Android phones infected by hackers

Nearly one million Android phones infected by hackers | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Android users are learning a nasty lesson: you should never download apps outside the official Google Play app store.
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Carleton University computers being held hostage for bitcoin

Carleton University computers being held hostage for bitcoin | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing…
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Calgary man charged with conspiring to bribe Thai officials in plane deal

Calgary man charged with conspiring to bribe Thai officials in plane deal | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
A Calgary man has been charged with conspiracy to bribe foreign public officials in relation to a proposed deal involving a commercial passenger jet from Thailand's national airline.
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‘Sloppy paperwork’ alone does not trigger oppression remedy: Supreme Court of Canada

‘Sloppy paperwork’ alone does not trigger oppression remedy: Supreme Court of Canada | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The failure of a company to follow the Canada Business Corporations Act does not necessarily trigger an oppression remedy, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a divided decision released Friday. Section 241 of the Canada Business Corporations Act essentially…
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Massive theft of customer data from Casino Rama sparks proposed class action

Massive theft of customer data from Casino Rama sparks proposed class action | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Class-action lawyers wasted little time Friday in jumping on word of a cyberattack on an Ontario casino i
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Why hackers might be drawn to your smart light bulbs

Why hackers might be drawn to your smart light bulbs | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Smart-bulb lights in a household, or even an apartment building, could be taken over by hackers, with one device being used to get into next, research by Dalhousie University PhD student Colin O'Flynn and colleagues in Israel has found.
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Board should collect proxies to ensure quorum is reached for AGM: Condo Law | Toronto Star

Board should collect proxies to ensure quorum is reached for AGM: Condo Law | Toronto Star | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
If quorum was not reached at an annual general meeting, the board should have immediately advised owners of a new date. Waiting until next year is not acceptable.
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Will Cyberinsurance Replace Security? Cisco, Palo Alto On Alert

Will Cyberinsurance Replace Security? Cisco, Palo Alto On Alert | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Spending on cybersecurity insurance is expected to reach $10 billion or more by 2020. The big question: will cyberinsurance eat into security tech budgets?
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The C-Suite’s Perspective on Cybersecurity and Liability | JD Supra

The C-Suite’s Perspective on Cybersecurity and Liability | JD Supra | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Recently, IBM surveyed more than 700 C-Suite executives in 18 industries and 28 countries about their views on cybersecurity. Ninety-four percent of those interviewed believ
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Vale Canada to pay $1 million fine in worker's 2014 death

Vale Canada to pay $1 million fine in worker's 2014 death | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Vale SA's Canadian unit fined $1M after pleading guilty to four workplace safety violations in connection with the 2014 death of a worker at a Sudbury, Ontario smelter
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Corporate dissolution will not protect former directors and officers from environmental liabilities | JD Supra

Corporate dissolution will not protect former directors and officers from environmental liabilities | JD Supra | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
On December 10, 2016, Ontario’s Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the FCPA), comes into force,1 along with related amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (th
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Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed | The D&O Diary

Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed | The D&O Diary | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
For some time now, many commentators (including me) have been predicting that as a result of rising numbers of companies experiencing date breaches that there would be a resulting wave of D&O lawsuits. Indeed, there have been a small number of high profile data security-related D&O lawsuits filed. However, several of those cases – including, … Continue Reading
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Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects - Sportsnet.ca

Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects - Sportsnet.ca | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The country's leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization.
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San Francisco transit system hijacked by ransomware attack

San Francisco transit system hijacked by ransomware attack | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, users of San Francisco's Muni transit system were treated to a free ride when hackers took down their ticketing system.
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Mandatory breach notification in Canada has ‘potential to effectively cause’ class-action lawsuits: PCUC speaker

Mandatory breach notification in Canada has ‘potential to effectively cause’ class-action lawsuits: PCUC speaker | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Impending changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents (PIPEDA) could “effectively cause more class-action” lawsuits down the road because companies will be required to report information security breaches that pose “a real risk of significant harm,” a lawyer…
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Supreme Court of Canada to consider scope of corporate directors’ personal liability under oppression remedy claims

Supreme Court of Canada to consider scope of corporate directors’ personal liability under oppression remedy claims | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
Canada’s highest court will hear Tuesday arguments in favour of and against a two-part test – for imposing personal liability on a corporate director for “oppressive” corporate conduct – proposed by a director who was sued for nearly $4.7 million.…
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Guest Post: Recent Trends in Interpreting Cyber and Commercial Crime Insurance | The D&O Diary

Guest Post: Recent Trends in Interpreting Cyber and Commercial Crime Insurance | The D&O Diary | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
In the following guest post, David Bergenfeld, a Senior Associate in D’Amato & Lynch’s Fidelity Bond Practice Group, takes a look at the key judicial decisions during the third quarter of 2016 interpreting cyber and commercial crime insurance policies. I would like to thank David for allowing me to publish his article. I welcome guest … Continue Reading
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Canadian firms shortlisted to bid on $5.5 billion Montreal rail project | Toronto Star

Canadian firms shortlisted to bid on $5.5 billion Montreal rail project  | Toronto Star | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The rail network is expected to carry 30.6 million passengers a year in 2021, reaching 42.7 million in 2031.
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Halifax employee taking Human Rights Commission to court over bullying complaint

A Halifax Regional Municipality employee who claimed she was bullied into depression at work, is taking Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to court after it dismissed her case.
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Ransomware is Booming – and We’re Paying the Piper

Ransomware is Booming – and We’re Paying the Piper | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
As a Wall Street Journal blog reported, ransomware has exploded, the attacks more sophisticated as hackers are encouraged by the percentage of victim who pay the ransom. Insurance underwriter Beazley released a report last Thursday in which it sai
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American Apparel back into bankruptcy as buyer sought | Toronto Star

American Apparel back into bankruptcy as buyer sought  | Toronto Star | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
American Apparel Inc. is taking steps toward a second bankruptcy filing; its initial turnaround plan did not pan out
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Organizations must focus more on people, not just technology, to combat privacy breaches: lawyer

Organizations must focus more on people, not just technology, to combat privacy breaches: lawyer | Industry News Blog | Scoop.it
The people component of privacy breaches is critically important, demanding greater focus going forward in light of an environment where both related individual and class actions are on the rise, Patrick Hawkins, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP suggested…
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