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Debate continues as to whether general liability policies ought to provide coverage for cyber losses

While well over a dozen class actions have been commenced in Canada with respect to alleged third-party losses stemming from large-scale data breaches, to date there has been no Canadian jurisprudence considering issues of insurance coverage in the context of such breaches. Insurance coverage tailored specifically to damages arising in connection with data breaches and other cyber losses has been available in the Canadian market for a number of years. However, there remain questions as to whether coverage may also be available under other traditional forms of insurance, including general liability policies.

 

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