Q:

Is data-security a regulatory issue on account of Covid-19?

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John Bartley
The Senate
29 Mar 2020

A: SenseCheck

  • 5 Yes
  • 0 Unclear
  • 0 No
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  • 16 Apr 2020
  • Yes

    Complex

    In addition to the increase data security and cyber security risks with employees working from home, there is the added potential risk around protecting personal health data. Failure of companies to understand the evolving regulatory guidance in relation to collecting and processing such data could expose the company to breach of privacy claims. For example, according to a “Covid-19: Data Protection Check-list” published on March 13, 2020 by Dentons, Covid-19 data is considered high risk and needs special protection.https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/articles…

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    Sandra Norman
    The Senate

  • Comment

  • 01 Apr 2020
  • Yes

    Complex

    See headlines around Zoom and likely breaches of security

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    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

  • Comment

  • 31 Mar 2020
  • Yes

    Complex

    Definitely. Data security in any stress scenario is a regulatory concern, given the focus on keeping data secure but also enabling businesses (particularly regulated businesses) to keep serving customers despite personnel having to work from home. There may well be issues at present where personnel are accessing confidential data from home and therefore less secure environments, simply to get their jobs done.

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    Adrian Smith
    The Senate

  • Comment

  • 30 Mar 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

    Household broadband networks are not as secure as corporate systems - the risk of data breaches has risen significantly over the last few weeks.

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    Jan Edmunds
    The Senate

  • Comment

  • 30 Mar 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

    Remote working introduces data security risks. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recommends two-factor authentication for email and log-ins where possible. In addition, you should work in private environments that preclude conversations being overheard; it is crucial to lock unattended computer screens. Public wifi hotspots should be avoided or used carefully.

    Sharing your screen during virtual meetings with external parties should be done with caution.

    https://www.law.com/international-edition/20…

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