Tag Archives: COVID-19

New York’s SHIELD Act Provisions Now In Effect

The final provision of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (“SHIELD Act”), 2019 N.Y. Ch. 117, took effect on March 21, 2020.  For more information on the SHIELD Act, visit our previous blog post, New York Cybersecurity Upgrades: Are you Ready?, which provides an overview of the most-recent provision that took … 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

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

Update – ICO Issues Guidance on Data Protection and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further to our earlier blog on the data protection aspects of responding to COVID-19, we note that the ICO have now issued guidance on the matter, answering some of the key questions for organisations, businesses and employers. This is helpful guidance, issued under a statement aimed at public bodies and health practitioners, (so could easily … 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
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