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Claims Canada quotes Alex Cameron in an article about cyber risk and security

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“Cyber Risk The Great Unknown: Assessing the threat and understanding the consequences of cyber breaches” by Emily Atkins, Claims Canada.

Claims Canada quotes Toronto lawyer Alex Cameron in an article about cyber risk and security.

Alex Cameron, a partner at Fasken Martineau in Toronto notes thousands of new variants of ransomware have emerged this year alone. “A year ago ransomware was largely assumed to not constitute a privacy breach, simply because the ransomware itself only locked up data. It didn’t access or take any data”, he says. “But the new variants have sometimes got built-in functionality to access and take data.”

As a Lawyer, Cameron is often one of the first called in when a breach occurs. "The objective is always to have the call coming to us, if not immediately – which would be the perfect world – then as soon as possible for privilege reasons”, he says.

As Cameron notes, “because they are the first to know, it’s logical for them to gather the experts needed to manage the process.”


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