Lloyd's Brief: Canadian Legal Perspectives

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January 4, 2022

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Quantifying damages for breach of privacy and loss of data: Is a loss of data without actual resulting harm compensable?

George A.G. Anderson

Introduction The proliferation of technology has resulted in an increase of data and the use of that data for commercial (and potentially nefarious) purposes, as well as a corresponding increase in the value of that data.  Given the value of...

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Interpretations of the UKSC decision Okpabi v Royal Dutch, which heightened the risk of lawsuits for Canadian companies with overseas subsidiaries

Ana Simões, Abigail McGivney

The decision of the UK Supreme Court in Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another[1](“Okpabi”) found that a UK parent company arguably owed a duty of care to Nigerian claimants relating to the actions of its Nigerian...

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