GDPR and adapting to the COVID-19 world

24 Sep 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated domestic and business use of the internet and profoundly changed our working and social lives. This has, in turn, resulted in a massive increase in cybercrime, particularly ransomware attacks, at a  time when the regulatory environment is tightening and the courts have become increasingly accommodating to individuals whose data protection rights have been breached. Organisations that had only recently adapted to GDPR in a pre-COVID world will now need to reassess and reapply the same GDPR regulations to an already very different risk environment.

Click here to access the Airmic and BLM whitepaper which explores the way we have all adapted to a virtual existence during the pandemic, technical challenges and vulnerabilities, and GDPR ramifications of the post COVID world. Our experts also look at GDPR and third party claims, as well as cyber cover and insurance policy wordings.

“Although there will be a partial and welcome return to many pre-Covid business and social patterns, we have discovered that many of the new ways of doing things are quicker, more economic and more convenient than what we were doing before and, in some cases, enable us to do things that are simply not possible outside the virtual world of the internet. Many of these changes are, therefore, here to stay as part of a new hybrid normal and have thrown up new technical challenges and vulnerabilities.”

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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