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IAPP Report : Privacy in the Wake of COVID-19 – Remote Work, Employee Health Monitoring and Data Sharing

Considering the rapid and massive changes underway, the IAPP and EY launched a research initiative to gain more insight into the unique ways privacy and data protection practices have been affected by the pandemic. The initial phase of the project included a survey of privacy professionals, taking a deeper look at how organizations, in general, […] Read more

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Cybersecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting rapid adoption of remote working arrangements and technologies present new and increased cybersecurity risks for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Organizations should consider and implement, as appropriate, recently issued authoritative guidance (see Appendix) to help manage COVID-19-related cybersecurity risks. In addition, when circumstances permit, organizations should seize the […] Read more

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Managing privacy and cyber risks during a pandemic

In a recent announcement, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) reaffirmed its commitment to protecting Canadians’ privacy during the COVID-19 outbreak, stating that, “[d]uring a public health crisis, privacy laws still apply, but they are not a barrier to appropriate information sharing.” Other privacy commissioners throughout Canada have made similar statements. Given […] Read more