Privacy is a big concern for many especially with the large-scale hacking of major companies. Luckily in Canada there are provincial and federal laws protecting the confidentiality of your personal information. There are also several insurance industry privacy standards that are followed when it comes to protecting the identity and information of our customers.
At the federal level there is the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) which sets the rules for how private companies collect use and disclose personal information. This only applies in provinces without substantially similar provincial laws. Find out more about PIPEDA here. Furthermore legislation such as the federal Bank Act for example contain provisions that regulate the use and disclosure of information by financial institutions a group in which insurance companies are included.
Confidentiality and privacy are taken very seriously in the insurance industry. If you have any questions or concerns talk to your broker.