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Protecting Data During the Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 virus has forced substantially increased numbers of employees to work from home, potentially for an extended period of time. Against an already cluttered landscape of other business-critical issues they have to deal with, businesses also need to be mindful of the increased risk to cyber, and other types of data security, that this … Continue Reading

Business in the time of COVID-19: US Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues for You to Consider

The current COVID-19 pandemic raises some significant issues and risks relating to cybersecurity and data privacy in the US that should be considered carefully and addressed appropriately. Concerns range from cybercriminals targeting a newly-remote workforce with clever phishing scams that prey on the environment of uncertainty, to worries that the crisis will give cover to … Continue Reading

Further Update from ICO on COVID-19 and Individuals

The ICO has updated its own blog with more helpful information, this time for individuals who may be worried about the increased processing of their own personal data and sensitive information, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Of interest to businesses and employers, is the recognition that whilst employees might think requests for information … Continue Reading

Recommendations by the CNIL in the Context of COVID-19

On March 6, 2020, the CNIL published recommendations on the collection of personal data in the context of COVID-19. Health data is particularly protected within the framework of a series of regulations (notably GDPR, French Data Protection Act and French Public Health Code). Restrictions The CNIL insists that employers cannot take measures likely to impair … Continue Reading

Data Protection Issues Raised by Guidance and Efforts to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

As government agencies and businesses attempt to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19, the potential impact on privacy rights should not be overlooked.  Certain measures that are under consideration to help combat the threat of the Covid-19 virus raise a number of questions about the practical impact of current guidance and efforts to prevent the … Continue Reading

Complimentary Webinar – Compliance/Regulatory: We scares because we CARES

Partners Eric Troutman and Elliot Golding will participate as panelists in an upcoming webinar hosted by LeadsCouncil as part of its Leadership Series. This webinar will discuss the new Post-COVID Legal Environment and the impact it is having on outreach efforts to consumers, including lead generation and outbound calling. The session will also provide critical … Continue Reading

ICO’s Data Protection and Coronavirus Information Hub

The ICO has created an information hub for organisations and individuals with guidance on how to tackle data protection issues in their response to COVID-19. The ICO’s main message is that the data protection law will not stop organisations in responding to the crisis. The hub contains several sections dedicated to organisations, individuals concerned about … Continue Reading

Anonymization of Personal Data with Focus on Traffic Data:  First Public Consultation Procedure by the Federal German Data Protection Office

On February 10, 2020, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) initiated its first public consultation procedure on the anonymization of personal data, with a particular focus on providers of electronic communication services.  As the European Commission Communication in A European Strategy for Data recognized, anonymized data may be used … Continue Reading

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