Dangerous Security and Legal Risks Created by the Imperative to Work-From-Home

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Dr Adriana Sanford, Acting-Director of Executive Education & Senior Fellow at OU CINS, University of Oklahoma

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Amid the coronavirus uncertainty, companies worldwide have been forced to move more of their professional routines online. As employees adapt to working from home using their private devices, sophisticated cyber attackers have ample opportunities to avoid employers' detection tools and exploit the "new normal." Also, among the pandemic-related legal issues is the mitigation of the Force Majeure contract clauses within the global supply chains, as the restrictions on the mobility of people and products continue to mount. Despite privacy restrictions set forth by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the effects of the current pandemic cause corporate boards to reconsider their views on data privacy and senior management to conduct workforce health checks to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This presentation will outline the dangers and legal risks that have arisen since the coronavirus first forced everyone to pivot to a more virtual workforce. – Learning objectives: 1. Understand why confusion from the COVID-19 pandemic created long-term security, legal and privacy risks for businesses. 2. Learn top tips for ensuring data protection compliance in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. 3. Learn what personal information employers may need to collect from employees in order to enforce coronavirus protocols and to best limit their risk of exposure during a health crisis.

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