Privacy issues and COVID-19: what do they mean to you and your business? In this episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss talks with Faegre Drinker’s Reed Abrahamson about the pandemic’s impact on privacy and data security. They examine how organizations are working to balance obligations to simultaneously protect data and their employees’ well-being — along with the risks employers should consider when collecting COVID-related employee information.
The podcast covers a number of questions, including:
- What are the key privacy issues/risks related to COVID-19 — both for individuals and businesses?
- How can organizations balance data protection obligations with obligations to protect the health and well-being of employees?
- How have regulators responded to the new privacy concerns highlighted by the pandemic? How do you expect authorities’ guidance and opinions to evolve?
- How might COVID-19 concerns impact cybersecurity and incident response practices? What risks should employers consider when collecting employee information?